Life Without Limbs: An Inspirational Story of Nick Vujicic
“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If YOU fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters HOW you are going to FINISH. Are you going to finish strong?”― Nick Vujicic
We find many people who have achieved extraordinary successes in their life and follow them as our inspiration. But he’s an exception. He is Nicholas James Vujicic. This the name of an inspirational fireball that has enough potential to ignite all the minds that say “Sorry I failed”. Popularly known as Nick Vujicic is a motivational speaker from Australia, who can better be introduced as a half human being, accepting challenges of life with a great smile. Why half? Because he was born without limbs. Means no hands and no legs. This is an ultimate mockery of the life.
Where we are complaining about each and every small problem of life and Nick you born without limbs. Can we imagine a single day without our hands or legs? And Nick Vujicic is enjoying the life with utmost happiness and even inspiring the disabled minds like us.
Nick Vujicic was born to a Serbian couple immigrated to Australia, in 1982 in Melbourne. He was born with a rare decease called Tetra-Amelia Syndrome in which all the four limbs aren’t fully formed. Though initially his parents were disheartened, gradually they took it as God’s grace and brought him up strong to face the ugly reality of life.
At the age of 17, Nick Vujicic’s mother inspired him by showing a newspaper article of a severely disabled person who carried his life with great vigor. Nick started giving speeches at the church’s prayer group, where his mother was working. In the meantime, he did his graduation in commerce from Griffith University having major in accountancy and financial planning.
Meanwhile, Nick Vujicic met Kanae Miyahara (his wife) in 2008 in Texas. She is the younger daughter of a Japanese agricultural engineer and a Mexican mother based in Texas. Once Kanae (Nick Vujicic’s wife) came to listen to his motivational speeches and she was overwhelmed. She was readily agreed to marry him and the couple got married in 2012.
Nick Vujicic Now
Nick Vujicic started his public speaking career when he was just 19. In 2005, he founded ‘Life Without Limbs’ an international non-profit organization to spread the message of the life he experienced with great inspiration and a strong determination. And in the year 2007, his motivational speaking company ‘Attitude is Altitude’ was founded. Nick Vujicic has traveled more than 60 countries for delivering inspirational lectures out of his own experiences.
“Life without limbs? Or life without limits?” ― Nick Vujicic
In his autobiography, Nick Vujicic mentioned that he tried to commit suicide when he was just 10 years old. He threw himself in a bathtub of water of more than 6 feet depth and tried to drown himself, but failed. He failed in killing himself. This incident taught him a great lesson that it’s all God’s wish and had a different destiny. You have to go ahead.
Later on, he thought if he had committed suicide what extra he would have earned- merely drawing sympathy and tears near his grave? Rather that would have put a burden on his family. Isn’t it better to encourage a person to save his life than to die?
Life Without Limbs: The Inspiration
Nick Vujicic is a self-made wonder who can do many things like us, the normal people do, writing, painting, dancing, walking, computing, swimming and even skydiving. So, where does he lack? In fact, he has plenty of confidence, which inspires him to take on life head to head.
Nick Vujicic also says that even if you have arms and legs you are more disabled than him unless you know three things-
i) Who are you and what your value is?
ii) What is your purpose in life?
iii) What is your destiny when you done here?
Nick describes life as all about finding the purpose. You don’t have to live for others; you don’t have to prove others, but to focus on the purpose of life. He says it’s not important what others want you to do the things, but you have to do it for yourself. He feels that every single human life has its value and it doesn’t depend on anything else other than the life itself. Nick has worked in a number of music videos to inspire the depressed minds. Here is one of them.
Nick Vujicic has also worked in a short film titled ‘The Butterfly Circus’. The story is all about a person working in a Circus company, who don’t have any limbs and his morale is down by mockeries, negligence and depression. But, one day he realized his inner strength and throw a challenge towards his life itself. The emotions and message conveyed by the film are truly heart touching. The film showed how a person without any limb can be the star attraction of a circus by performing some jaw-dropping stunts. This film inspires the human mind that is ridiculed by the comment barbs, negligence, mockery and that everything that discourages to live.
Famous Nick Vujicic Quotes
Nick Vujicic quotes are indeed so inspiring that make us feel ignited and prove the world- we are not made to cry for our destiny but to conquer our fate with dignity and valor. Here are some of the Nick Vujicic quotes:
If you can’t get a miracle, become one.
I encourage you to accept that you may not be able to see a path right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
The challenges in our lives are there to STRENGTHEN our CONVICTIONS. They are NOT there to run us over.
Life without limbs? Or life without limits?
If I fail, I try again, and again, and again.
You can’t even stand without risking to fall.
The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph.
Books By Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic has already written a few books to motivate his followers and some of the books are even best sellers. Here is the list of the Books, written by Nick Vujicic:
- Life Without Limits: Inspiration of a Ridiculously Good Life(2010).
- Your Life Without Limits(2012).
- Limitless: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life(2013).
- Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action(2013).
- The Power of Unstoppable Faith(2014).
- Stand Strong(2015).
- Love Without Limits(2016).
- Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God’s Love for All His Children(2018).
Nick Vujicic is inspiring millions of lives daily with his tremendous confidence and a clear thought. His life teaches us that for doing something great you need great attitudes but not great arms. And for changing your destiny you need great ignition but not the stronger feet. So, remember when you have a purpose you can achieve it, no matter how threats are blocking your paths.