IKIGAI – The ultimate tool for exploring Career

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In this short article, we will discuss a very fundamental term – ‘IKIGAI’. which is written as 生き甲斐, combining 生き, which means “life,” with 甲斐, which means “to be worthwhile.” 甲斐 can be broken down into the characters 甲, which means “armor,” “number one,” and “to be the first” (to head into battle, taking initiative as a leader), and 斐, which means “beautiful” or “elegant.

This popular word is not only the way of life, but also can be the foundational backbone in deciding one’s career. It is nothing but the right intersection zone of four circles of life – 

  1. What we love to do
  2. What we are good at
  3. What the world needs
  4. What you can be paid for

You know what, IKIGAI is the state of higher attainment and success, where these four circles meet. Whenever the first and second circle meets, it gives rise to ‘passion’. When the 1st and 3rd circle meets, it gives rise to Mission. And whenever the 3rd and 4th circle meets, it gives rise to ‘Vocation’. And when the 4th one meets with the 1st circle, it gives ‘profession’. 

And if we want to reach our fullest potential, then we have to project our life into the very common zone – the zone of IKIGAI. We call that zone ‘SIDHI’. So for getting SIDHI in life, one needs to explore his passion well, set up a mission and convert it into a profitable profession. 

Hope you get some overall idea about ‘IKIGAI or SIDHI’. We would like to discuss something more on this, in our coming articles. Wish you a good time ahead! Thanks!

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