How to Find Your Ikigai

Research psychologist at Clymbe. She aspires to dwell deeper into mental health in education through art and experimental theories.

Sanyukta Singh

March 1, 2021

Have you found your Ikigai?

Ikigai is a Japanese concept which focuses on your driving force.
What drives you to wake up every morning?What drives you to do what you do?What is your purpose?

These are a few questions that Ikigai helps you to answer.
But the process requires a lot of self-reflection.
Are you ready for that?

The meaning of Ikigai:
It can be roughly interpreted as “the reason for being"

Ikigai is the intersection of your passions and talents with what the world needs and what you can get paid for. In a way, it is a practical analysis of your skills and how they can fit in the world in a way that both you and the world can benefit from it.

The Ikigai Model has 4 sections:

  1. What you are good at:
    This is the stage where you find the skills and medium through which you can express your passion. These skills have to be something you enjoy doing and which satisfies you.
  2. What you love :
    This is where you find what you are the most passionate about.
  3. What the world needs:
    This is the stage where you find if you can serve the world with your skills and passions.
  4. What you can get paid for:
    And finally, you have to find a fit where you can get sufficiently paid for what you have to offer.
IKIGAI MODEL


Ikigai is about seeking satisfaction, joy and balance in the daily routine and life.

Many a times we fall victim to siloed thinking where we consider that our job, family, passions, and desires are all fragmented and independent features of our lives.

The fundamental basis of Ikigai is that everything is connected. And that's why all of them together lead to our satisfaction. Ikigai is not about finding happiness in a fancy job title and money. It is about knowing who you are at your core and introspection. It focuses on you as a person and your personal and mental well being. Ikigai is where you nurture relationships and choose your own path by following the intersection.

It might not be the easiest task to match your needs, wants and desires to what you can offer to the world. However, you can create a road map and test it out. There is no harm in trying out different fields that interest you. In fact, that is exactly what Clymbe's Future of Work Fellowship aims to do!

At Clymbe, we are inspired by the Ikigai principle because we want to create a balance between finding our own satisfaction and serving the world. And we aim to employ this principle to help the GenZ seek their own Ikigai through our fellowship, guidance and mentorship.

To apply for the fellowship, visit www.clymbe.com

Research psychologist at Clymbe. She aspires to dwell deeper into mental health in education through art and experimental theories.

Sanyukta Singh

Research psychologist at Clymbe. She aspires to dwell deeper into mental health in education through art and experimental theories.

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