I love this idea of the ikigai.
It has no direct translation into English, but roughly means your level of happiness in life, or your ‘reason for being’.
This is what I was thinking about when I wrote that you should follow your passion — you should instead find your purpose.
This ikigai venn diagram potentially provides a way of discovering the elements that make up that purpose. I will spend some time thinking about this, and considering what my answer is for each of the sections of this diagram.
It is interesting that passion is represented, as the intersection of what you love and what you are good at. Your mission, profession and vocation may be harder to figure out.
What would your answers be?