What you are looking at is the “Purpose Venn Diagram” and it is not ikigai. Andres Zuzunaga is the original creator of the Purpose Venn diagram. Marc Winn, a blogger from Guernsey, after watching Dan Buettner’s TED Talk on how to live to be 100, replaced “purpose” with “ikigai” and social media and the internet did the rest.

Ikigai is a life philosophy involving daily rituals, living your values, building intimate relationships, fulfilling your life roles, and pursuing a life goal with a healthy sense of urgency.

It can help you live longer and give you motivation and resilience in times of hardship. And it can be your path to self-actualization, to becoming your true self.

In the world we now live in, we face constant pressure, fear, and uncertainty, depriving us of our opportunity to be our true self. Ikigai is the solution to this problem.

And the beauty of this Japanese concept is that it is a universal human experience we can all benefit from.

There is no framework that Japanese follow to find their ikigai. Ikigai is a multifaceted concept that Japanese come to understand as they live life and grow older. It is not something they learn about from a framework or from reading a motivational self-help book.

A core aspect of ikigai is having the belief that one’s life is moving forward in a positive direction, enabling individuals to develop resilience and proactiveness in times of hardship. Also, to experience ikigai, one must be present in his or her activities, roles, and relationships.

When we have ikigai, we can find meaning in life, know our self-worth, experience growth, and enjoy freedom as we work towards self-actualization.

Want to find your ikigai? Contact:
Rick Yvanovich, Certified Ikigai Tribe Coach @ikigaitribe.com/rick-yvanovich or Join a course @ikigaitribe.com

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