10 minutes | Grit
How do I do it?
In this writing activity, you reflect on a time when you succeeded and the steps you took to succeed.
How does it work?
People learn from experience by incorporating their experiences into a coherent story. Researchers found that you grow if your life story extracts the good from the bad and if it emphasizes your agency.
Inspired by: Jones, B. K., & Destin, M. (2021). Effects of positive versus negative expressive writing exercises on adolescent academic achievement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12756