Monday Motivation: Practice Gratitude, Find Purpose

Monday Motivation: Practice Gratitude, Find Purpose

STOUT Inspiration + Action To Accelerate Your Week

Find inspiration in Wallace Wattles positive philosophy and try our Stout Action Plan to practice gratitude and find purpose.


Wallace Wattles was an American “New Thought” author in early 1900s . Though his work remains fairly obscure, perhaps due to his then-radical leaning to Christian Socialism, he is considered to be a originator of the genre of success writing and self-help literature.

Though his focus in writing was on success and the wealth it could bring, his foundational philosophies encourage looking inside oneself to find motivation and strength, believing “success in life is becoming what you want to be.”

The very best thing you can do for the world is to make the most of yourself.
– Wallace Wattles



Our Action plan this week is a Stout take on 7 Easy Gratitude Exercises by licensed therapist and life coach Matthew Jones. Grab a piece of paper and write down:

Three things you appreciate about yourself and/or your life right now.
Personality, qualities, actions, people – nothing is too big or too small to list, but be specific and make sure you pick “as is” not “want to be” things.

Three things you take for granted for which you are thankful.
Sometime we focus more on what we don’t have than what we do. Health, family, good friends- take stock of the positives in your life and appreciate their value.

Three people who have had a significant positive effect on your life.
Coaches, mentors, professors, bosses, family- who has made a difference in your life? If you can, think about contacting at least one from your list to say thanks.

Bonus Stout Takeaway
Look for parallels between your gratitude lists. Gratitude and purpose go hand in hand-what you find can help you uncover or strengthen your purpose.

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