“Above all, you have to find your purpose, your reason for getting out of bed, your ikigai.”
The book explores the concept of ikigai, a Japanese word for a certain type of happiness that makes our lives filled with meaning and purpose.
1. Ikigai doesn't need to be something grand, such as developing a cure for cancer. It can be as simple as raising children or walking your dog every day.
2. Ikigai is more important than pleasure. It is long-term, sustainable and creates the state of flow for you.
3. The western interpretation of Ikigai is often used to help individuals find their ideal job or career.
READ IF: You are keen to explore the Japanese philosophy about finding meaning and purpose in life.