You find purpose by defining who you want to become – the most honest version of yourself. Who you want to become will ultimately dictate what you will do.
Mieko Kamiya could be called the Mother of Ikigai Psychology. She was one of the first researchers to extensively study ikigai. Her seminal book, Ikigai-ni-Tsuite (What Makes Our Life Worth Living) is still considered standard by current-day Japanese researchers, professors, and psychologists, despite it being published in 1966. Unfortunately, her book is yet to be translated into English. Even more unfortunate is that Kamiya died at the ripe young age of 65 in 1979.
The Ikigai Venn diagram that has been shared by millions of people on the web, is interrupted as the Japanese version of the reason for being. The only problem is, this Venn digram has nothing to do with ikigai. NOT IKIGAIThe Ikigai Venn diagram was created by entrepreneur Marc Winn, whose only knowledge of ikigai …
Steve is an inspiring example of someone living their ikigai. In this Guitar Center masterclass guitarist, Steve Vai talks about success and how to achieve it as a musician. He touches on the importance of knowing what you want, practicing with visualization, the joy you can experience of reaching a goal and achieving a state of flow. All these elements relate to the concept of ikigai.