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There is a passion inside you, a unique talent that gives meaning to your days and drives you to share the best of yourself until the very end. If you don't know what your ikigai is yet, your mission is to discover it.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
When we have to complete a task we don't want to do, every minute feels like a lifetime and we can't stop looking at our watch.
What makes us enjoy doing something so much that we forget about whatever worries we might have while we do it? When are we happiest? These questions can help us discover our ikigai.
There is no magic recipe for finding happiness, for living according to your ikigai, but one key ingredient is ability to go with the flow.
It's a Japanese concept that shows us the beauty of the fleeting, changeable, and imperfect nature of the world around us. Instead of searching for beauty in perfection, we should look for it in things that are flawed, incomplete.
One thing that everyone with a clearly defined ikigai has in common is that they pursue their passion no matter what. They never give up, even when the cards seem stacked against them or they face one hurdle after another.
But resilience isn't just the ability to persevere. It is also an outlook we can cultivate to stay focused on the important things in life rather than what is most urgent.
Sooner or later, we all have to face difficult moments, and the way we do this can make a huge difference to our quality of life.
Fall seven times, rise eight.
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Because those who discover their ikigai have everything they need for a long and joyful journey through life...
Curious about different takes? Check out our Ikigai Summary book page to explore multiple unique summaries written by Deepstash users.
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