Ikigai is the Japanese term meaning ‘a reason to live’. It is the meeting point of your needs, desires, ambitions, and satisfaction. A point of equilibrium. It’s no surprise that finding your Ikigai is connected to living longer.
This book will assist you in determining your personal Ikigai and preparing you to transform your life. You have a purpose in this world: your abilities, interests, goals, and background have made you the ideal candidate for anything. All you have to do is look for it.
These are the best quotes from the book Ikigai by Hector Garcia Puigcerver.
Quotes from Ikigai by Hector Garcia Puigcerver
Concentrating on one thing at a time may be the single most important factor in achieving flow.
We’re all going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die.
The happiest people are not the ones who achieve the most. They are the ones who spend more time than others in a state of flow.
When confronted with a big goal, try to break it down into parts and then attack each part one by one.
Be led by your curiosity, and keep busy by doing things that fill you with meaning and happiness.
The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell on the future.
It is much more important to have a compass pointing to a concrete objective than to have a map.
One way to reach a state of mindfulness is through meditation, which helps filter the information that reaches us from the outside world.
Even those who claim to be good at multitasking are not very productive. In fact, they are some of the least productive people.
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Treat everyone like a brother, even if you’ve never met them before.
Having a clear objective is important in achieving flow, but we also have to know how to leave it behind when we get down to business.
The only moment in which you can be truly alive is the present moment.
A wise person can live with these pleasures but should always remain conscious of how easy it is to be enslaved by them.
My secret to a long life is always saying to myself, ‘Slow down,’ and ‘Relax.’ You live much longer if you’re not in a hurry.
Training the mind can get us to a place of flow more quickly. Meditation is one way to exercise our mental muscles.
Stop regretting the past and fearing the future. Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Make it worth remembering.
You have to accept that the world—like the people who live in it—is imperfect, but that it is still full of opportunities for growth and achievement.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.