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Discovering Ikigai | George | Gurzu

January 31, 2024

Discovering Ikigai | George | Gurzu

Ikigai is learning to find joy, satisfaction in what you do. George talked about finding your Ikigai in this episode of Knowledge Ketchup.


January 31, 2024

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  1. What is Ikigai? Ikigai (生きがい) - A Japanese term that

    translates to 'a reason for being' or 'a reason to wake up in the morning. It is learning to find joy, satisfaction in what you do.
  2. Unlocking Ikigai: Finding Purpose and Fulfillment Ikigai is a Japanese

    concept that teaches us to live a fulfilling life. The combination of these elements can help you live meaningful and purposeful life: ➔ What you love, (Pursuing hobbies like painting or gardening) ➔ What you are good at, (Using skills like problem-solving or cooking) ➔ What the world needs, ( Contributing through teaching, healthcare) ➔ What you can be paid for. ( Employment in fields like engineering, writing)
  3. Cultivating Balance Balancing components is vital for fulfillment. Avoiding excess

    or scarcity, strive for equilibrium in your pursuits, ensuring a harmonious blend that leads to genuine fulfillment. ➔ Kaizen: Improve continuously, one small step at a time ➔ Learn from others, ➔ Keep an open mind
  4. The Journey Obstacles are inevitable in any journey, even when

    pursuing passions or finding comfort. Acknowledge setbacks, cultivate resilience, seek support, embrace growth opportunities, and stay adaptable to overcome challenges. Be Patient
  5. • Wabi Sabi: Embracing beauty and acceptance in imperfection. •

    Seek help and support from friends, family, mentors, or support networks. • View challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. • Avoid succumbing to indulgences that have a negative impact on your well-being. Overcoming Challenges on Your Journey