How to find your purpose or Ikigai
To find this reason or purpose, start with four questions:
What do you love?
What are you good at?
What does the world need from you?
What can you get paid for?
Finding the answers and a balance between these four areas could be a route to ikigai for Westerners looking for a quick interpretation of this philosophy. But in Japan, ikigai is a slower process and often has nothing to do with work or income.