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A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondere A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness and wellbeing. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.


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A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondere A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness and wellbeing. He integrates these core themes into his own personal story—a tragedy that led him to reconsider his own life—and how a deeper understanding of purposeful living helped him not only survive, but thrive. Illuminating, accessible, and authentically grounded in real people’s experiences, Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

30 review for Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

  1. 5 out of 5

    Morgan Blackledge

    The book begins with a truly beautiful autobiographical telling of the loss of the author Victor Strecher's child, and the subsequent vitalization and insight that the experience of this awful and tragic loss eventually engendered. I was really captured by this and I had high hopes for the rest of the book. And the book delivered. Up to a point. The central premise of the book could be summarized as follows: Getting clear about what really matters to you (clarifying your personal values) is import The book begins with a truly beautiful autobiographical telling of the loss of the author Victor Strecher's child, and the subsequent vitalization and insight that the experience of this awful and tragic loss eventually engendered. I was really captured by this and I had high hopes for the rest of the book. And the book delivered. Up to a point. The central premise of the book could be summarized as follows: Getting clear about what really matters to you (clarifying your personal values) is important but difficult work. Purpose and meaning in life are essential to mental health, well being, resilience, growth, and even to our very survival. A purposeful, values driven life takes sustained effortful investment, necessitating what Strecher refers to as 'energy management' i.e. maximizing life practices that engender vitality. Strecher uses the -SPACE- acronym (Sleep, Presence, Activity, Creativity, Eating) as a mnemonic reference for the activities that are most important to energy management. Sleep: simply refers to the importance of ample restful sleep to the maintenance of high levels of energy. A basic but frequently ignored truth. Presence: refers to being mindfully engaged, committed and awake to the moment to moment, here and now experience of life. Activity: simply refers to exercise and physical conditioning. Creativity: is rather self explanatory, referring to the use of the imagination or generation of original ideas. Eating: refers to healthy diet. In my opinion, all of the above is sound and useful. But the book becomes somewhat discursive, and too frequently doubles as a vehicle for promoting Strecher's business ventures, and most egregiously, himself. The book is funny at times, and Strecher is good natured, smart and charming, so I tried to overlook these flaws, but there were just a few too many. Each instance of self promotion triggered my critical apparatus and threw me out of the narrative flow of the book, and that ended up being fatal to my receptivity and enjoyment of the text. I don't fault the man for promoting his work. But the execution ultimately left me feeling chilly and vaguely suspicious. So I have to give it three (almost four) stars. CBNQ = close but not quite. .

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    These books always frustrate me. On one hand this one made me a bit teary eyed because the author has experienced a lot of pain in his life (losing his daughter), but still has a positive outlook on life. But his whole purpose is helping people to find their purpose. Yet he doesn't really give tangible advice as how to do this. So if I sleep more, exercise, and eat well, I will discover my purpose? I already do all of those things and yet I still have no idea what I am meant to be doing with my These books always frustrate me. On one hand this one made me a bit teary eyed because the author has experienced a lot of pain in his life (losing his daughter), but still has a positive outlook on life. But his whole purpose is helping people to find their purpose. Yet he doesn't really give tangible advice as how to do this. So if I sleep more, exercise, and eat well, I will discover my purpose? I already do all of those things and yet I still have no idea what I am meant to be doing with my life. Yet another self help book that didn't really help me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Martin Tobias

    Been reading alot of positive psychology books lately. As well as thinking quite a bit about what i want to do when I grow up. Am very interested in the science behind purpose and how having a purpose changes your life and even more importantly how to get focus on a purpose that makes sense and doesn't overwhelm you. Victor does a good job in the first part of my questions, a very bad job on the second. This book has a lot of his own science and research on the value of purpose in life, work, et Been reading alot of positive psychology books lately. As well as thinking quite a bit about what i want to do when I grow up. Am very interested in the science behind purpose and how having a purpose changes your life and even more importantly how to get focus on a purpose that makes sense and doesn't overwhelm you. Victor does a good job in the first part of my questions, a very bad job on the second. This book has a lot of his own science and research on the value of purpose in life, work, etc. He also spends quite a bit of time talking about the wonderful companies he has started to commercialize his work (one of which are now owned by Johnson and Johnson), all of which are focused on employee performance (the enterprise - where the money is). If you mostly care about purpose to drive your work career forward, you will find lots of justification for hiring his companies to do that for you in this book. In many ways, this book seems like a sales job for his enterprise software company, Jool Health. If, on the other hand you are looking for some practical ways to develop purpose in your personal life, this book fails to deliver. While he proposes a framework of positive habits that support development of purpose : Sleep, Presence, Activity, Creativity, and Eating (SPACE), there are no detailed interventions only high level platitudes like "meditation is good" and "more sleep is good". The analysis and direction of how to develop purpose is missing. I actually thought that would be part of the book, but it is sorely lacking. If you want to understand Strecher's framework for Purpose, read this book. If you are looking for how to develop or define purpose in your own life, go find another book. Update/Clarification: After my review, the author reached out to understand my review and give some feedback. I was surprised and happy to have a further dialogue. There is one correction, he has only sold ONE company to J&J, not two. His new company JOOL Health was only mentioned three times, and he didn't feel it was the focus of the book (while the name was mentioned only a few times the entire framework justifies the existence of JOOL and that was my #1 impression after reading the book so my comment stands). He also was disappointed that I don't view the book as a guide to finding purpose in your own life based on scientifically supported treatments as that was a primary PURPOSE in writing the book. The proposed interventions are very general and not very actionable. I suspect JOOL health has a much more detailed, structured, science based program which unfortunately is hidden behind expensive enterprise software costs and the Human Resources department. I am looking for something that I can use in my life today. Right now. While it is clear Strecher has thought alot about this, the book doesn't give me a plan or a set of tools or a coaching framework that I can execute today going forward. While I surely can pick and choose a couple things out of the book to try, that would be haphazard at best. Why is it that the best ideas in Mental Health are locked away in universities and enterprise software companies while Mental Health remains the #1 medical condition in the world and the cure rates are among the lowest in any medical field? I was expecting a book that could bend that curve down, I don't think I found it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Brian Rodman

    Does a good job breaking down the goal of purposeful living into 5 distinct areas, and outlining a series of action items in each area. I don't think this book will get your life in order, but it certainly will help. Also - full disclosure on a personal note - the author is a man whose life has been forever affected by the untimely loss of his daughter Julia(!), so my personal experience with the book will obviously be different than most others'. Does a good job breaking down the goal of purposeful living into 5 distinct areas, and outlining a series of action items in each area. I don't think this book will get your life in order, but it certainly will help. Also - full disclosure on a personal note - the author is a man whose life has been forever affected by the untimely loss of his daughter Julia(!), so my personal experience with the book will obviously be different than most others'.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dmitri Pavlov

    Very well written and presented. I did learn a lot from it, Thank you.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ria

    If you are looking for a step by step book to help you find your purpose in life, then keep walking bucko, this book isn't for you. If like me, you are wanting a coat hanger in which to hang some sciencey/philosophical 'stuff' on, then stick around. Unlike others, I didn't come to this book thinking it would provide me the answers to finding my own purpose in life. I stumbled upon it and hit download because every year I select a word for the year, and this year (2018) my word happens to be 'pur If you are looking for a step by step book to help you find your purpose in life, then keep walking bucko, this book isn't for you. If like me, you are wanting a coat hanger in which to hang some sciencey/philosophical 'stuff' on, then stick around. Unlike others, I didn't come to this book thinking it would provide me the answers to finding my own purpose in life. I stumbled upon it and hit download because every year I select a word for the year, and this year (2018) my word happens to be 'purpose'. A serendipitious find you might say? I thought so. It was with an open mind that I approached this book and without preconceived ideas or expectations. Merely hoping it may teach me about the concept of purpose and it's importance to my life. And that is exactly what it did. If you like books that take a concept, find application for it across all facets of your life, uses science and philosophy to explore that concept deeper with a little bit of humour, then this is the book for you. For the sake of authenticty, I listened to this book rather than read it, and found it very enjoyable. I found it had the right balance between research and personal journey, and am rather glad it came across my path. It was an easy listen, yet challenging in content and I have gone back and listened to various chapters several times over, to make sure I came to grips with the knowledge presented and how it may apply to me. In journeying with this book, I discovered I am a person that enjoys purpose. I don't like the arbitary, I don't like to do things without meaning, so perhaps it was always going to hit a nerve with me. “For the unexamined life is not worth living.” ― Plato

  7. 5 out of 5

    Manuel Cáceres

    This is a beautiful book that gives you the main tools to build, keep and develop a purpose in life and have a healthy life, with lot of scientific(recent) and philosophical references.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    The book blurb makes this sound like something new and “ground breaking”. It really wasn’t, although it did have its good parts and overall I thought it provided positive advice on becoming more focused in your life. I thought this would be one of the more philosophical self-help books, and it started that way with deep-thought advice on finding a purpose in life. But it then took a dogleg turn to living a more healthy life, with pointers on diet and rest. The overall effect was more like readin The book blurb makes this sound like something new and “ground breaking”. It really wasn’t, although it did have its good parts and overall I thought it provided positive advice on becoming more focused in your life. I thought this would be one of the more philosophical self-help books, and it started that way with deep-thought advice on finding a purpose in life. But it then took a dogleg turn to living a more healthy life, with pointers on diet and rest. The overall effect was more like reading a health guru than a behavior guru, not that that’s bad, but It didn’t quite jibe with my blurb-based expectations. I found the advice affirming enough, and I would add these to the pile of like-minded books that provide a mental energy refill reinforcing continual growth. I’ll note a couple of points that I thought were very well done with this book. The author’s voice, his choice of words and the anecdotes he shares were very easy to listen to and agreeable. His anchor anecdotes are about his daughter’s struggle with health issues, and this was very compelling, emotional writing. I listened on audio and found myself sitting in my car in a parking lot to focus on listening to these stories. Having daughters similar in age to the author’s, this hit home. Lastly, I listened to the audio version of this book, narrated by R.C. Bray. The narrator’s voice is deep and gravelly, his pace is slow and thoughtful. I’ve listened to others done by Bray (“The Martian”, “Fat City”) and here he speaks slower and deeper. He comes across as a kind of a voice of wisdom, ala Sam Elliott, with some knowing humor. The narration made this book better.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Charlie Moynahan

    Picked up randomly from a visit to the library. Happened to be next to an author I've read before (Adam Grant), and said Grant was one of the people giving a review that made it onto the front cover. Cool, I thought. Let's give it a go. The book is interesting, helpful, but mostly seemed like a cathartic experience for the author to get through the tragic experience of losing his daughter at 19, after what seemed a brief life of tribulations. I enjoyed the book, and Strecher did explain part of h Picked up randomly from a visit to the library. Happened to be next to an author I've read before (Adam Grant), and said Grant was one of the people giving a review that made it onto the front cover. Cool, I thought. Let's give it a go. The book is interesting, helpful, but mostly seemed like a cathartic experience for the author to get through the tragic experience of losing his daughter at 19, after what seemed a brief life of tribulations. I enjoyed the book, and Strecher did explain part of his purpose was to help out many, many people (I'm paraphrasing). I read it quickly, mostly because I was intrigued by the scope of material presented: for example, I never connected the two ideas of "assigning a purpose to one's life" and "getting enough sleep and eating the right foods", yet there they were, those two sections deep inside this book. It was nice, in part, to not have the heavy weight of psychology smacked against my brain, I'll admit. The SPACE suggestions (Sleep, Presence, Activity, Creativity, and Eating) anchored (no pun intended for those of you who read the book and remember the main analogy presented throughout) the thesis nicely, and I'll be able to refer to those and understand their application in my life easily. Good reference book to have, and refer to from time to time, when you're feeling a little misguided!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Morrissey

    I've given this a 4* rating, but I'm a bit conflicted. Really I want to give a 5* rating to about 1/3 of the book and to suggest you don't bother reading another 1/3 at all. The sections that are actually on purpose are very good, I found myself stopping to take notes which is really unlike me. The parts about his own life and his daughter are touching and provide context, but don't really add to the value of the book for me. The chapters on maintaining energy are RUBBISH. I agree 100% that sleep, I've given this a 4* rating, but I'm a bit conflicted. Really I want to give a 5* rating to about 1/3 of the book and to suggest you don't bother reading another 1/3 at all. The sections that are actually on purpose are very good, I found myself stopping to take notes which is really unlike me. The parts about his own life and his daughter are touching and provide context, but don't really add to the value of the book for me. The chapters on maintaining energy are RUBBISH. I agree 100% that sleep, diet, activity, etc are really important. But skip these chapters and go elsewhere for any how-to info you may need on these topics. In trying to give advice on diet, activity, etc, in a short chapter on each, Strecher races through the material he covers, oversimplifying at best. I'm not sure this book in itself will help you identify your purpose, but it may convince you that it is something worth doing. And as Strecher closes the book by saying, having *some* purpose is more important than finding the *perfect* purpose. Once you are in line with your values and your conscience, you probably won't be too far wrong, and you can tweak and refine it over time to get to what really matters most for you.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leanne Hunt

    There were times when I wanted everyone I know to read this book, and other times when I grew quite bored. Basically, the book is written to inform readers about the benefits of living with purpose and how one can inject more purpose into one's life. The author is well qualified to write the book as he works in the medical field and has studied the impact of purposeful living on hundreds of patients and clients. I found the parts where he talks about what purpose is and how it has helped people There were times when I wanted everyone I know to read this book, and other times when I grew quite bored. Basically, the book is written to inform readers about the benefits of living with purpose and how one can inject more purpose into one's life. The author is well qualified to write the book as he works in the medical field and has studied the impact of purposeful living on hundreds of patients and clients. I found the parts where he talks about what purpose is and how it has helped people give their lives meaning very inspirational. In fact, I found myself making copious notes about my top values in an effort to refine my own sense of purpose. However, the second part of the book is devoted to aspects of a healthy lifestyle that support purpose but aren't about purpose itself. I found these parts repetitive and uninspiring. In the end, I gave the book a four-star rating because I still believe the first part of the book offers great value. For anyone wishing to gain a clearer idea of his own top values and thus refine his own purpose in life, this book will surely not disappoint.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mohamed Labadi

    A pioneer in the field of behavioral science and social entrepreneurship and a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health; delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help A pioneer in the field of behavioral science and social entrepreneurship and a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health; delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness. Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life. Going beyond the fads, opinions, and false hopes of “expert” self-help books, Life on Purpose explores the incredible connection between purposeful living and the latest scientific evidence on quality of life and longevity. Drawing on ancient and modern philosophy, literature, psychology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and neuroscience, as well as his experience in public health research, Dr. Vic Strecher reveals the elements necessary for a purposeful life and how to acquire them, and outlines an elegant strategy for improving energy, willpower, and long-term happiness, and well-being. Life on Purpose is essential reading for everyone seeking lasting improvement in their lives.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Erika

    This was a really great audiobook and had many different parts that were fascinating and interesting. Easy suggestions to incorporate into daily life that all lead towards help to find a purpose. It wasn't a book all about finding a purpose, but rather all of the different parts that lead towards helping find your purpose, or even a purpose. Things that include sleep, food, meditation, activity, etc. What I really like is how Strecher is honest that purposes can change all of the time and that's This was a really great audiobook and had many different parts that were fascinating and interesting. Easy suggestions to incorporate into daily life that all lead towards help to find a purpose. It wasn't a book all about finding a purpose, but rather all of the different parts that lead towards helping find your purpose, or even a purpose. Things that include sleep, food, meditation, activity, etc. What I really like is how Strecher is honest that purposes can change all of the time and that's okay. I found much of the information helpful and thought provoking. It is a book that I may listen to a few times and jot notes down as there were definite pointers that I wish I had written down.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nguyen Luan

    If you want to read a book that potentially will change your life, then pick up this book, I still love to read this book. It is changing my life forever. I would recommend this book to anyone. I have extracted from the book some paragraphs that I like best in order to introduce this good book to the readers. You can read these interesting quotes prior to making a decision to read the whole book....! "Here’s a six step guide that might help you discover your purpose in life." Thanks and Wish you a If you want to read a book that potentially will change your life, then pick up this book, I still love to read this book. It is changing my life forever. I would recommend this book to anyone. I have extracted from the book some paragraphs that I like best in order to introduce this good book to the readers. You can read these interesting quotes prior to making a decision to read the whole book....! "Here’s a six step guide that might help you discover your purpose in life." Thanks and Wish you and your family health and success.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ruben

    I thought the book did a wonderful job of being purposeful. Too often do we just let time go by and hope changes are made to get us to our happiness level. This book explains eduamonia and why a person would want to reach a level of enlightenment. Being happy is a success, and with success come work/purpose. One part that was a great eye opener was the piece about eating. Eating less, delayed glucose intake, how we eat with our eyes, what a healthy diet looks like, and why we should eat healthy I thought the book did a wonderful job of being purposeful. Too often do we just let time go by and hope changes are made to get us to our happiness level. This book explains eduamonia and why a person would want to reach a level of enlightenment. Being happy is a success, and with success come work/purpose. One part that was a great eye opener was the piece about eating. Eating less, delayed glucose intake, how we eat with our eyes, what a healthy diet looks like, and why we should eat healthy are all big life style changes that can positively effect our productivity.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Adam Mehdi

    A powerful personal anecdote at the beginning, but beyond that, there was not that much useful, actionable information beyond "purpose is important." The book went all over the place, and a big chunk of it had to do with general life advice not having much to do to the actual subject of the book- purpose. With that said, it is a good read if you are a sucker for cool stories and general life advice. A powerful personal anecdote at the beginning, but beyond that, there was not that much useful, actionable information beyond "purpose is important." The book went all over the place, and a big chunk of it had to do with general life advice not having much to do to the actual subject of the book- purpose. With that said, it is a good read if you are a sucker for cool stories and general life advice.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Writemoves

    Strecher starts out letting the reader know that his young daughter died suddenly from heart issues . He described how he recovered from the tragedy and offers his advice on finding a purposeful life and how to achieve it. He reaches back to ancient philosophy and to current psychology. It is a well written book but the message did not resonate with this 64 year old reader.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sue Reedy

    I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of nonfiction, especially self-help type books. However, I did like this book and the way Victor Stretcher combined research, other people's theories, and personal stories to demonstrate how having a purpose in life, as well as living a healthy life in all ways, really contributes to a longer, happier existence. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of nonfiction, especially self-help type books. However, I did like this book and the way Victor Stretcher combined research, other people's theories, and personal stories to demonstrate how having a purpose in life, as well as living a healthy life in all ways, really contributes to a longer, happier existence.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Char

    One of the best books I've read about guiding you to live a more meaningful and purposeful life. I enjoyed the practical tips, scientific evidence, personal stories, quotes and the philosophical background sprinkled throughout. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to find purpose in their life. One of the best books I've read about guiding you to live a more meaningful and purposeful life. I enjoyed the practical tips, scientific evidence, personal stories, quotes and the philosophical background sprinkled throughout. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to find purpose in their life.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mid Skate

    OK book by Mr. Strecher. His personal story regarding his daughter's very dire medical problems and her eventual passing at the way to young age of 19 is heart breaking. The rest of the book is unfortunately filled with very general advise on health and exercise that has been covered much better in hundreds of other books. To me "Life on Purpose" had no Purpose. I do not recommend. OK book by Mr. Strecher. His personal story regarding his daughter's very dire medical problems and her eventual passing at the way to young age of 19 is heart breaking. The rest of the book is unfortunately filled with very general advise on health and exercise that has been covered much better in hundreds of other books. To me "Life on Purpose" had no Purpose. I do not recommend.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kris Ferrell

    This book is not the usual dribble peddled by the religious folks talking about fulfilling a purpose from a book of fables aimed at oppression. Instead is a system to make sense of your life on your own terms by defining what is important to you. I wish I had this book as a child, a teenager, or in my 20s, 30s, and 40s. At least I have it now!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Heidi C

    Very easy read if you are already in the journey of searching. I appreciate the author gave some practical tips for those who didn’t go through such profound tragedy in life. Perhaps it is because I read from end to front so I found out the lost of Julie AFTER the 5 tips, worth a try to read backwards.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jlefevre

    The first 6 or so chapters are solid. They deal with identifying life purpose and the benefits of doing so. The last half of the book focused waaaaaay to much on sleep, meditation, etc. Too boring, out there and woo wooo. I stopped listening to the audiobook book around chapter 9. 4 stars for the first half of the book, 0 stars for the second half. That averages out to 2 stars.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Arun Thamizhvanan

    Enjoyed the book till part two. Post that it felt very HBR ish writing. Loved the first two parts which focused on purpose and how to find out purpose. It had ample philosophy quotes which added to the discourse on meaning. But the latter part of the book from part to three sounded most like fluff to increase the size of book.

  25. 5 out of 5

    George Lorenzo

    Vic Strecher did an excellent job of backing all his friendly advice with sound scientific research. This is an easy read with loads of highly useful and valuable information for bringing more meaning, purpose and overall well being into your life.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Melisa

    I'm rating this a 5 not for the writing necessarily, this book is an easy read, but for content. Strecher has pulled together a lot of research on the benefits of having a purpose in life. He uses his own personal tragedy as motivation and inspiration to share this work. I'm rating this a 5 not for the writing necessarily, this book is an easy read, but for content. Strecher has pulled together a lot of research on the benefits of having a purpose in life. He uses his own personal tragedy as motivation and inspiration to share this work.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Armaghan

    Life on purpose The book was great. I was able to understand how to help better myself daily through the things I learned in the book. And how to handle myself through rough times in life. I recommend this book to people who are wanting a deeper meaning to life’s purpose.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cassio Kawakita

    good book. But I don't know If it is my fault that I was not super into it, or of I expected something different. by no means this is a bad book, it is indeed a good one. But I believe I was out of my element reading this book and did not have the required tools to absorb the fine details. good book. But I don't know If it is my fault that I was not super into it, or of I expected something different. by no means this is a bad book, it is indeed a good one. But I believe I was out of my element reading this book and did not have the required tools to absorb the fine details.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jeni

    Literally everyone needs to read this book! A combination of real hands on tools and lots of research (and citations) to support the basic tenants that identifying and focusing on your purpose makes you happier AND healthier! Now I'm going to read it again with my highlighter! Literally everyone needs to read this book! A combination of real hands on tools and lots of research (and citations) to support the basic tenants that identifying and focusing on your purpose makes you happier AND healthier! Now I'm going to read it again with my highlighter!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    The Reading Rush 2020- Read a book from your least read genre (Non-fiction) Jury's still out on whether this book will actually change my life but I did find it thought-provoking and a worthwhile read. The Reading Rush 2020- Read a book from your least read genre (Non-fiction) Jury's still out on whether this book will actually change my life but I did find it thought-provoking and a worthwhile read.

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