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