I like this infographic I found in the Toronto Star:
It’s a four-part Venn diagram, the four lobes being
- What you LOVE
- What you are GOOD AT
- What the world NEEDS
- What you can be PAID FOR
The part in the middle–the union of all four–bears the Japanese word ikigai. Strive for this. Or use it as a ruler to compare the life you have now with what could be.