Your ikigai is more of a compass than a map. By relying on your ikigai to steer you in the right direction, you’ll end up with a more fulfilling career, a more sustainable business, and a longer, happier life.
Having a successful career, business, or side project – and avoiding burnout – are both closely tied to being intrinsically motivated about your work.
If we set the bar where we can’t ever reach it, what’s the point in trying?
Burnout was the worst thing that ever happened to me, and recovering was difficult and painful – but it’s also been one of the most wonderful things I’ve gone through. I feel like I’m now on a better path – one that fits me and my values.
Instead of aiming for a specific target, I’m focused on making sure my work stays true to my values and letting them guide the decisions I make.
I’m not happy with this article, and I haven’t even written it yet.
Uncertainty is here to stay – but how you deal with it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Lessons on overcoming entrepreneurial self-doubt and fear of failure – as taught by my 2-year-old.