The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying
Dec
09

The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying

And what you can do to live differently

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. As many of her patients approached their final days, she would ask if they had regrets or things they would do differently.

Ware was so surprised by the phenomenal clarity of vision people gained at the end of their lives that she began documenting their responses...


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Don't Follow Your Passion. Follow Your Time.
Nov
27

Don't Follow Your Passion. Follow Your Time.

It's time to dispel the myth that your passion is enough

I’m just like you. Constantly searching, forever scanning, continually hunting for purpose in life.

But here’s a tip: Stop believing the secret is to just “follow your passions.” People will tell you that and you’ll believe them. But it’s not entirely true.

Because if you really want to know where your destiny lies, look at where you apply your time...
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Defeating The Liar (and why your future depends on it)
Nov
06

Defeating The Liar (and why your future depends on it)

Paul Angone Guest Posts on JustinZoradi.com

All great works hinge on one single thing: Your ability, or inability, to defeat the Liar.

Because whenever you are doing something worth doing, the Liar’s going to attack. Every. Single. Time. And the Liar is playing for keeps.

As Stephen Pressfield writes in The War of Art, "Its target is the epicenter of our being: our genius, our soul, the unique and priceless gift we were put on earth to give and that no one else has but us."

Who’s the Liar?

The self-helpers might call it negative Self-Talk.

The spiritual might call it Satan.

Creatives might call it Resistance...

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This Is The Most Powerful Image You Will See All Week
Oct
03

This Is The Most Powerful Image You Will See All Week

The family of a car accident victim forgives the drunk-driving teen who killed their son

On May 20th, 18 year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home from a party when he lost control and crashed his car into an off-ramp near Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Riding in the car were 17 year-old Tim See and 15 year-old Krysta Howell. Both were killed in the accident. Takunda Mavima lived.

Last week, Mavima pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to between 30 months and 15 years in prison...


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What To Do In Your Times Of Unbelief
Sep
06

What To Do In Your Times Of Unbelief

In our darkest hours of doubt, how then should we live?

Every journey has rocky paths, dark valleys of uncertainty, and stretches of disillusionment.

In our most desperate times of unbelief, how then should we live?

I recently stumbled upon a reflection on the legend of Saint Christopher that I've found comforting...


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4 Secrets to Overcoming Conflict In Your Search For A Meaningful Life
Aug
28

4 Secrets to Overcoming Conflict In Your Search For A Meaningful Life

My interview with Donald Miller about thriving in conflict

I’d never cried on a plane before. And definitely not while watching a movie based on a children’s book.

But coming home from Rwanda, with the judging eyes of a 17 year-old girl in the seat beside me, I bawled my eyes out at the end of Harry Potter.

In my defense, I was really tired.

We were also expanding our work to Rwanda, I was overwhelmed with how we’d find the money, and I’d just spent a week hearing horror stories from the Rwandan Genocide.

But something about Harry Potter pushed me over the edge. There was so much conflict in the life of this young boy that it dragged me into a weepy oblivion...

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The Key To Happiness? Love Something To The Point Of Ridicule
Aug
14

The Key To Happiness? Love Something To The Point Of Ridicule

A few weeks ago I stumbled upon an amazing video of a guy in New York seeing a limited edition train for the first time.

May sound irrelevant to you and me, but this guy is absolutely obsessed with trains and it makes for one of funniest videos I’d seen in a long time.

Enjoy this wonderful 2.5 minutes...

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Here’s A Little Secret. I Have No Idea What I’m Doing.
Jul
25

Here’s A Little Secret. I Have No Idea What I’m Doing.

And Neither Does Anyone Else

The greatest advice I ever received was from three dear friends in the winter of 2007.

I was caught in a whirlwind of fear trying to start an organization from the couch of my apartment. My only business skills were the C minus I stumbled through in a college economics class.

My friends sat me down and said this:

“Justin. Fake it till you make it. Throw the wings on the plane as it’s going down the runway.”

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When Life Is A Fog, Cling To The Lantern of Light
Jul
02

When Life Is A Fog, Cling To The Lantern of Light

Embracing The Fog As A Confirmation Of Our Calling

I'm in a fog. And not just because I live in Portland. The future of my work in Africa, my writing career, vocation, my role as a husband - it's all steeped in mystery so thick and so dark it catches in my throat and unsteadies my breath.

I know great things lie ahead, but at the moment, I only see a few feet in front of me.

Despite the darkness, I believe this fog is telling me something. It’s telling me I’m exactly where I’m meant to be...


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Why You'll Win In The End If You Make Character Your Career
Jun
19

Why You'll Win In The End If You Make Character Your Career

It doesn't matter what you're doing. What matters is the person you are becoming

I have a lot of conversations with people worried about what they do. Worried they aren’t making an impact. Worried their life isn’t panning out the way they expected.

But I know for a fact that the person you are becoming is far more important than the work you are doing.

This isn’t just my spirituality talking either. I believe good character creates sustainable success...

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