meet the Meaning from Ikigai  

The word Ikigai is used to represent the purpose of life, the purpose of a person's life, a force that motivates the reason for living.  

The word iki-gai is written with the ideograms  [生き甲斐] is a word that represents a goal in life, something to continue living for. Its meaning is quite strong and should not be used lightly. 

The Ikigai concept is believed to have historical origins and meanings since the Heian period. Some link this word with concepts involving passion and skills, in addition to the words yarigai which means the value of doing and hatarakigai which means the value of working. 

Ikigai is a lifestyle with the goal of bringing harmony, longevity and satisfaction. The goal is to find answers to questions such as: - What do you love? - What are you good at? - What does the world need you for? - What can you get paid for? 

In reality Ikigai can be compared with other interesting concepts like the kaizen method and other Japanese concepts.  He is strongly connected with Coaching, many apply it in his professional life.