Live A Life Of Meaning Or Die Trying
Message: Finding your life’s purpose is a win for everyone
A brief excerpt from the Wikipedia page:
Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. The word translated into English roughly means “thing that you live for” or “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.”
Each individual’s ikigai is personal to them and specific to their values and beliefs. It reflects the inner self of an individual and expresses that faithfully, while simultaneously creating a mental state in which the individual feels at ease. Activities that allow one to feel ikigai are never forced on an individual; they are often spontaneous, and always undertaken willingly, giving the individual satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.
All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.