The Japanese Concept ‘Ikigai’ is a Formula for Happiness and Meaning

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What is ikigai?

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Steps to find your ikigai

1. Start with questions.

2. Map it out.

3. See if it feels right.

4. Test it

The Saturday Morning Test is your answer to one simple question: What do you do on a Saturday morning when you have nothing to do?

5. Build your support system

Reminders on the road to finding your “sweet spot”

Try to be non-judgmental about your ikigai.

Not every moment of every day will be blissful.

Let your ikigai be your guide

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Better Humans is a collection of the world's most trustworthy writing on human potential and self improvement by coaches, academics, and aggressive self-experimenters. Articles are based on deep personal experience, science, and research. No fluff, book reports, or listicles.