What is Your Ikigai?

Ikigai (ee-kee-guy) is a Japanese word that means “life’s purpose” or “a reason for being.”


4 sections of Ikigai:

  • What you love (your passion)
  • How the world could use your help (your mission)
  • Your strengths (your vocation)
  • What you can get compensated for (your profession)


4 questions to ask yourself:

  • What do I love?
  • How could the world use my help?
  • What am I good at?
  • What can I be paid for?


Bill Harris, the founder of Centerpointe Research, summarized the process the following way:

Values –> Beliefs –> Thoughts –> Feelings –> Actions = Your Results in Life


What is your Ikigai?



“Beyond Resolutions: Finding Your Life’s Purpose” by Kyla Merwin Mind Power Editor, Centerpointe Research Institute



    1. I’m a beginner. 😊 I found this article within a Holosync email. Holosync is a program that trains your brain with brain wave sound technology. Other than that, I’m fascinated by the inherent talents in each individual. Imagine if we were all living up to our true potential and experiencing the joy that follows. I believe everyone has a contribution to make and that we all have a special purpose in this Earth. One of mine is to spread helpful knowledge and joy in any way that I can. What are your talents?


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