• Hero on a Mission

  • A Path to a Meaningful Life
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (543 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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New York Times best-selling author Donald Miller shares the plan that led him to turn his life around.

There are four characters in every story: the victim, the villain, the hero, and the guide. These four characters live inside us. If we play the victim, we’re doomed to fail. If we play the villain, we will not create genuine bonds. But if we play the hero or guide, our lives will flourish. The hard part is being self-aware enough to know which character we are playing.

In this book, Donald will use his own experiences to help you recognize if the character you are currently surfacing is helping you experience a life of meaning. He breaks down the transformational, yet practical, plan that took him from slowly giving up to rapidly gaining a new perspective of his own life’s beauty and meaning, igniting his motivation, passion, and productivity, so you can do the same.

The lessons in this book will teach you how to:

  • Help you discover when you are playing the victim and villain.
  • Create a simple life plan that will bring clarity and meaning to your goals ahead.
  • Take control of your life by choosing to be the hero in your story.
  • Cultivate a sense of creativity about what your life can be.
  • Move beyond just being productive to experiencing a deep sense of meaning.

Donald Miller will help you identify the many chances you have of being the hero in your life, and the times when you are falling into the trap of becoming the victim. He will guide you in developing a unique plan that will speak to the challenges you currently face so you, too, can find the fulfillment you have been searching for in your life and work.

Accompanying worksheets and QR code are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Donald Miller (P)2021 HarperCollins Leadership

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Modern & Practical Spin on Viktor Frankl’s Work

Maybe it’s just me but “meaning” often feels like a fleeting idea these days. Donald Miller addresses that tension head on in hero on a mission.

I enjoy most books that I read and I find helpful nuggets no matter what. But this book may be one of the most important books I read in my entire life because of the current season I’m in as a father of young children, as the owner of a young butt quickly growing company, and as a person of faith struggling to make sense of so much right now. It’s rare that I want to send a book to every person that I love but this one checks all the boxes and I’ve already started sending it.

I’m also so grateful that we get to hear his voice in this audio book because you can hear the emotion and the nuance as he discusses philosophy, his family, his dog, and the practical ways we can navigate meaning in our individual lives.

It might be a little unfair not to leave out the fact that I know Don personally. I’ve been able to work alongside him The last couple of years creating video/photo content for his company. That said, I’ve heard many of these principles on camera and off camera but the way he weaves them together in this book is extraordinary. Pure brilliance.

A must read/listen!

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Better than I expected

I don’t know why but I severely underestimated this book. I initially thought it would be just another basic archetypal book- but it’s so much more.

Not overly complex, but very actionable.
I love how it cuts through philosophical clutter into something you can actually apply.

A very refreshing read.

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Listened twice.

Amazing guide to finding, living and passing on the life you love. Faith Ireland

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Great perspective

Something I now better understand and can apply to my life and my business

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Loved this book

So many things to think about and put in to action. It is always so amazing to hear all the points Donald makes in this book . I am definitely a better human because of this book

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Great book & Message

Excited to try the plan in this book. Lots of great messages that really hit home. Thanks Donald

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  • CW
  • 09-19-22

Life changing book

Don is such a phenomenal storyteller and a compassionate guide. This is a must read for anyone who wants to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

The book is spiritual and practical at the same time. Don walks you through how to create a life plan, how to manage projects and how to use a daily planner to get things done.

Wow! Such a gem!

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Excellent!

A very thoughtful approach to life. It provided me with a different view and roadmap to a meaningful life. Highly recommended!

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Practical and Actionable

I’ve always appreciated Donald Miller for his practical insight. This book takes the familiar concept of structuring a good story and applies it to how to apply it to your own life.

I’d recommend this book to anyone who’s searching for a bit of actionable advice and philosophy, but might cringe at a Tony Robbins-esque approach.

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Empowering

Fate is a terrible writer. Donald teachers the reader to become the author of her own story while even allowing us to sometimes act as a victim, as long as we promise not to stay there. I have historically paid my children to read books that I believe will pay them over and over again, this would be one with huge payouts

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  • Iva
  • 01-16-22

Playful and easy-to-apply life plan guide

The latest book from Donald Miller - Hero on a Mission - is a great way to start your 2022 transformation.
Using excellent storyteller skills, the author will help you understand different parts of our personality to establish a better quality of life. The path to our transformation and finally becoming participants and "authors of our life story" is led by really catchy metaphors taking inspiration in the main characters of every good movie/literal story.
Every coach or person aware of self-refinement needs will benefit from the playful and easy-to-apply guide to create a life plan.
For a person like me who prefers audiobooks, it was a very valuable investment of 6h of my time, and I will for sure use a lot of ideas proposed by the author in my own life and sessions with my clients.

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  • 07-04-22

Made Me Pause, Reflect and Prepare!

Donald is a brilliant writer, even at the age of 28 I found the concepts in here powerful and made me really reflect on the short but extraordinary opportunity life gives us and how the perspective of a hero on a mission can help me make the most of it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-22

Awesome!!!!

One of the best books I listened to. It gave me deep insights about LIFE. Thank you so much Don!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-26-22

Sad

Miller has finally become the "Trendy Writer".
The very thing he wanted to avoid all those years ago.

However I am thankfull that he sounds and says he is "happier"- but the world doesn't need another self help book.

Will always treasure the thoughtful, funny, deep, encouraging books of his past.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-17-22

Inspirational

Donald Miller has smashed it again! Greta author, with an even greater message.
Highly recommend.

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  • Sabrina Toh
  • 05-12-22

Simple yet life-changing

This easy to understand and relate to framework with the practical takes and templates have the potential to transform your life...just a few daily habits could truly help you shift into hero mode and create the life you enjoy and are proud of.

So many basic concepts that have been packaged up in the right way to make this feel both compelling and actually easy to start doing.

I am so keen to start implementing this into my daily habits, get clear about what I want, get focussed on what I need to get it and see the acceleration in my progress.

Yet again Donald has put his story telling skills to good use to make this an easy and enjoyable listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-23-22

Clear, engaging, underrated!

Donald Miller is a fantastic writer. This book brings together practical self development concepts in a clear and concise way with wonderful analogies. Not one to miss!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-28-22

Absolutely brilliant

This is one of the most insightful books I’ve ever heard. Thank You for your life guidance Donald Miller

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-25-22

Total transformational!

Absolutely loved this book. It changed the mindset and direction for both me and my husband. Truly life-changing book if you are willing and brave enough to implement! Thanx Don for this amazing work...

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  • Kym Siddons
  • 02-09-22

Inspiring and practical

I enjoyed implementing the practical steps to create vision, goals and daily plans, that will set me up to live the life I dream of.