Find Your Purpose Using Science! Lifehack Blog: 7 Surprising Science-Based Hacks to Build Your Willpower

What does it take for one to resist temptation and achieve goals? Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, author of Find Your Purpose Using Science,  published an article on Lifehack ( to answer the question and help others fight off temptation in simple yet surefire ways to strengthen willpower. Dr. Tsipursky stressed the importance of commitment to toughen up willpower and be able to achieve goals.

Dr. Tsipursky is a tenure-track professor at Ohio State University. As a historian of science, he researches the intersection of history, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, focusing on meaning and purpose, decision-making, emotions, and agency. He is also a science popularizer, a best-selling author, and president of the nonprofit organization Intentional Insights ( He has published a workbook which combined an engaging narrative, stories from people’s lives, and research-informed exercises designed to help people cultivate a rich sense of meaning and purpose. It also focused on whether science can answer life’s big questions, such as one's reason and purpose of existence. These questions, as Dr. Tsipursky describes in his work, have become answerable due to a recent wave of research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and medicine. The findings reveal three science-informed strategies for finding purpose and living a meaningful life.

These strategies are described in his workbook in a much greater depth, with a free book version available at Published by Intentional Insights, a nonprofit devoted to inspiring people to refine and reach their goals. This nonprofit provides research-based content to help improve thinking, feeling, and behavior patterns. Intentional Insights also offers free online classes, videotaped workshops, blogs, and other content on meaning and purpose, as well as in a variety of other topics.

Read the article to empower you and the book to learn more about the three scientific strategies that can help people find their purpose!