When we try to “follow our passions,” we rarely think about them in terms of #technology trends.
The principles of #ikigai tell us to focus on what we enjoy, what we’re good at, what the world needs, and what we can get paid for – without emphasizing that how much we get paid fluctuates massively as a result of technology.
For example, the same piece of digital art thriving in an NFT marketspace today would have been nearly worthless just a couple of years ago. Why? Because technological trends attract a massive amount of money, interest, and attention.
If we think of technological trends as waves, a big part of making our passions sustainable is ensuring that we’re able to catch the largest waves.
Practicing and ensuring that we’ve acquired the foundation and skills necessary to catch the wave is just one part of the equation. The other part is going where the waves are.
It doesn’t matter how amazing a surfer you are if you’re in a place with no waves.