Reason for Being

Ikigai is a word that means “reason for being”. It is a simple tool that helps clearly see how our skills and passions integrate and drive us toward actions that will bring satisfaction and a sense of meaning.

Use the Ikigai to refine your values and map them onto your life. Doing so will expand on your values and illuminate how they translate into your major life goals. Completing an Ikigai will clarify your path toward becoming your ideal future self.

Below you can see an example of a completed Ikigai and a link to download a blank Ikigai template. Use the template or draw your own.

Create your Ikigai and keep it in a place of honor.

Don’t overthink this. It’s worth doing, even poorly.