My Values

15 minutes | Grit, Purpose

How do I do it?
First, identify 2 to 3 values, then write about why they are important to you.

Inspired by: Cohen, G. L., & Sherman, D. K. (2014). The psychology of change: self-affirmation and social psychological intervention. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 333-371.

How does it work?
By reflecting on your values in writing, you can affirm your identity and self-worth—creating a virtuous cycle of confidence, effort, and achievement.


“If only I can be myself, I’ll be satisfied.”

—Anne Frank

Videos about My Values

Closing the Achievement Gap

Stanford professor Geoffrey Cohen on why simply affirming your values can have such profound benefits

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