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


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