What Do You Want To Be Known For? (Ikigai Writing Prompt)
What do you wish people said behind your back? What reputation do you wish preceded you?
When talking about our careers, we focus a lot on resume building. Getting the titles and the raises. Following the right steps to climb the ladder. Achieving all the stuff to prove we are a success. But when you are thinking about building purpose in your life, it's better to be designing for your eulogy. Doing things that help bring you closer to the legacy you want to leave.
With that goal in mind, you can work backward to think about the activities and endeavors that will help you realize your vision. You can also make an honest assessment of how likely your current path is to help you actualize your best self, the one who has lived that legacy.
What is "typical you?" What do people say about you when you are not around? When do people call you for advice or help? What are you known for? What do you want to be known for?