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Motivational Monday: Be The Change You Wish To See

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You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Have you stumbled upon this quote before? Many of us at some point in time have come across a Mahatma Ghandi quote.

But have you ever known the back story behind one of them?

Recently, we came across an article written by Lolly Daskal, an Executive Coach and Speaker who gave her audience the story behind this quote and also a few tips of her own.


Among the hundreds of people were waiting to visit with Mahatma Gandhi were a mother and her young son. When it was their turn, the woman asked Gandhi to speak with her son about eating sugar.

Gandhi asked her to come back in two weeks and said he would talk to the boy then. She wondered why he didn’t just speak to her son when he was already there, but she complied with his request.

In two weeks they returned, and after waiting for a couple of hours, she was able to approach Gandhi once again.

Hearing her repeated request, Gandhi immediately spoke with the boy, who agreed to begin working to eliminate sweets. After thanking Gandhi for his wise and compassionate words, the mother asked him why he wanted them to return instead of offering his advice the first time.

To read the article in it’s entirety: Click Here


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