The following section from Victor Strecher’s Book, “Life on Purpose” can be regarded as the major take away from the book:
“*A strong, transcending purpose in life is good for you health and well-being and protects against disease and death.
*Purpose is a high-level goal (which is motivating) that is deeply valued (which is also motivating).
*The type of values that constitute a purpose matters.
*A strong, transcending purpose in life reduces defensiveness to change.
*Your purpose in life might be revealed by God…but it might not (hardly a conclusion!).
*Purposeful living is a dynamic process the requires energy and will power.
*Five positive behaviors that can improve energy and willpower are sleep, presence, activity, creativity, and eating well (SPACE).
*Purposeful living is not just a higher-order aspiration for the well-heeled. It’s for everyone.”
HM hopes that these posts have convinced you to lead a life with purpose (ikigai). If he has not, he has failed and encourages you to read Dr. Strecher’s book. Even if you have been convinced, you will find more detailed guidance in his book.