How to become a Master of your own Destiny
Are you ready to carve your own path?
How do you find Purpose?
When you start to operate from a place of attracting your ideal life you start to see signs, opportunities, people who fit those goals.
Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.”
It is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile.
Your Purpose is seen as the combination of four primary elements:
- What you love (your passion)
- What the world needs (your mission)
- What you are good at (your vocation)
- What you can get paid for (your profession)
Purpose Visualized (Ikigai Diagram)
The problem for a lot of people is that they stop being curious about new experiences as they assume more responsibilities and build routines.
Their sense of wonder & will to learn new things starts to escape them.
But you can change that, especially if you are still looking for true meaning and fulfilment in what you do daily
What you deeply care about can unlock your Purpose
Your greatest asset is your existing passion, the skills you already have and, most of all, your own personal story
The truth is that your real wealth is in your story. Your journey thus far has not been a waste of time, it’s been perfect.
Your hobbies and interests are not meaningless, they are a gold mine
You passion isn’t hollow; it’s the best fuel you will ever have
You’ve already have examples of people you’ve helped, times where you added value
You need to harness what you have and refine it
Follow your curiosity
Making three lists: your values, things you like to do, and things you are good at.
The cross section of the three lists is your Purpose, then find a way it can serve others (Act of service)
“Your ikigai is at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing,” says Hector Garcia, the co-author of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.