Ikigai can be seen as the place where various phenomena overlap:

Where those four intersect, is where your ikigai, or your driving force, can be found.

Another way to discover what motivates you is to ask, “If I had a billion dollars, what would I do?” If you allow yourself to rest and imagine your life, after you buy a house and new car, after you travel around the world, and do whatever it is that immediately comes to mind, what does your life look like? What do you do during your day? What do you do for fun? With whom do you spend your time?

Your answers will show you what really matters to you. By understanding that, you will gain insight into what will make you feel fulfilled in life.