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The Inspiring Story of Nick Vujicic- Living a Life without Limits

Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic (Picture credit: Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to Youth Motivator. I would like to tell you a very inspiring story of Nick Vujicic.
This article will help you to change your attitude towards the life.
Nick Vujicic teaches how to live the life the correct way and in this process, he has garnered millions of followers who get motivated by his invaluable speeches.
He has changed his perception towards his life and therefore, he is living happily even without limbs and his story will remind you how lucky you are and what can you achieve in your life.
When you don’t know yourself, your worth and what you want to achieve in your life, then you are more crippled than a differently abled person and this is not all good for you.

Introduction-

Nicholas James Vujicic (Nick Vujicic) was born on 4 December 1982 to Boris Vujicic and Dushka Vujicic in Melbourne, Australia.
Nick Vujicic was born with a rare disorder, tetra-amelia syndrome (phocomelia) by which he lacked arms and legs.
His parents didn’t expect their baby to born without arms and legs; instead he had only two small deformed feet.
An operation was performed to separate his toes, so that he can employ them as fingers.
After this operation, Nick Vujicic learned how to write and type on a computer with his fingers on his foot. He can also operate an electric chair and a mobile phone.

Struggling severely-

Nick Vujicic’s life without limbs was very difficult and he used to face many challenges since his childhood.
Even as he suffered severe physical disability, he was also subjected to mental and emotional torture by his school mates who made fun of his disability.
In his school days, Nick Vujicic was subjected to bullying and he was also disappointed with himself because he looked weird when compared to the other students and unlike his fellow students he couldn’t ride a bike or go to the soccer field.
No one befriended him and supported him in his class, so he was subjected to loneliness and hopelessness.
Nick Vujicic thought that his life is a complete waste and he will never be able to get married and will never able to secure a job.
So, he thought that there is no purpose for him to stay alive.
And as a result, he got depressed.

Taking a dangerous decision-

These things broke him from inside and he thought of committing suicide when he was just 8 years old.
At an age, when a child tries to learn about the world, Nick Vujicic experienced severe despair and sadness.
The only thing which prevented him from committing suicide was the love he received from his parents and siblings.
Nick Vujicic was enlightened when he read the bible, in which there was a mention about Jesus helping a man who was born blind and he read that the man was born blind so that the works of god can be revealed through him.
So, he realised that the god has plans for everybody, if he had plan for the blind man, the god will have a plan for him too.
This cemented his belief in the god.     
Nick Vujicic was different from other children unlike other children, he was searching for the purpose of his life from a very small age and he started believing in himself and in the almighty.

Getting inspired-

Fortunately, during these times Nick Vujicic came across a newspaper article which described the achievements of a disabled person.
By knowing how a fellow disabled man has faced challenges and eventually overcame them, this story gave him the much needed confidence which completely changed his viewpoint towards his life.
And Nick Vujicic also realised that he can lead a normal life and can achieve something significant.

Education-

Nick Vujicic graduated at the age of 21 in commerce and with a double major in accountancy and financial planning from the Griffith University, Australia.
He was invited by many schools, churches, etc. to share his testimony.

How a janitor changed his life?

Arnold, an old janitor at his school was the first person who wanted Nick Vujicic to become a speaker.       
But Nick Vujicic opposed this thought as he believed that he knew nothing to speak about.        
But the janitor did not give up and he relentlessly persuaded Nick Vujicic to share his life story.
And he bugged him continuously for three months to speak but Nick Vujicic wouldn’t agree until one day when the janitor twisted his arm.
Nick Vujicic gave his first speech when he was 19 years old.
And he never turned back in his life again.
Nick Vujicic eventually found that his purpose in his life is to motivate people and to inspire them to reach to their full potential.
And so, he became a motivational speaker.
He urges the people to find their passion in their lives.

The journey begins-

This gave him new direction and purpose in life.
Nick Vujicic decided to make his weakness as his greatest strength.
So, he decided to motivate people by telling them his real-life story and how he overcame the negative emotions.

The realisation which was very essential -

Once, Nick Vujicic was giving a speech to 300 sophomore public high school students.
And after three minutes of his speech, half of the girls in the hall started crying and one girl in the room started to weep and she interrupted his speech and came to him and gave him a hug.
She cried on his shoulder and whispered in his ear that he was beautiful the way he was.
And these words transformed his life.
Nick Vujicic says that one must not lose his hope, as losing hope is worse than losing soul.

Life Without Limbs-

In the year 2005, Nick Vujicic established an international non-profit organisation and ministry, by name Life Without Limbs.
And in the year 2007, he found a motivational company by name, Attitude is Altitude.
Now, Nick Vujicic is one of the greatest motivational speakers on the earth and his understanding of life has positively affected the lives of millions of people across the world.
He got married to Kanae Miyahara on February 12, 2012 and this couple is blessed with four children. Now, they are residing in Southern California.

Travelling the world and spreading positivity-

Nick Vujicic has visited over 57 countries and he spoke over 3,000 times and has inspired millions of people across the globe with his inspiring life story.
He also talks about bullying and his speeches have played a major role in preventing bullying incidents in schools.
In addition to being a motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic is also a writer, musician and an artist.
He also loves to swim, fish, play football, surf, sky-dive and paint.

Great Books-

Nick Vujicic has authored many books like- Be the Hands and Feet: Living Out God's Love for All His Children, The Power of Unstoppable Faith: Your Keys to a Fulfilled Life, Stand Strong, Attitude is Everything: The Story of an Extraordinary Life, Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action, Life Without Limits: How to Live a Ridiculously Good Life and 31 Days to a Hope Inspired Life.
He also made a motivational DVD titled Life's Greater Purpose.
The first book authored by Nick Vujicic is Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life, this book has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Great advice-

Nick Vujicic says that nothing is impossible in this world and you can achieve anything that you can dream and you are free to dream whatever you wish for, even when you haven’t dreamt about them before.
He says to accept whatever the life throws at you, even the unpleasant things with open arms.
The difficulties in our lives are like stairs, you must climb these stairs to achieve success and happiness.
You must be thankful to the god for what you have in your life.

Health is greater than wealth-

The life story of Nick Vujicic signifies that the greatest wealth a person can possess is good health.
Even if you possess all the wealth in the world, you cannot enjoy life as good as a healthy person, if you are ill or disabled.
So, focus on maintaining your health and well-being.
Nothing is more precious and important than health because a healthy person can achieve anything.
But not everyone on earth is this fortunate.
Some are born physically and mentally disabled and some become disabled due to accidents, some of these disabled people think of committing suicide and many lead their lives by blaming the circumstances and the god.
Nick Vujicic has gone through all these feelings and emotions and succeeded in overcoming these negative feelings, so his life story provides the differently abled people with the much needed inspiration.  

You are more valuable than you think-

Nick Vujicic says that everyone in this world has some value and it is not determined or limited by his or her looks, job, nationality, net worth, etc.

Believe in yourself no matter what other people say about you-

Problems arise when you believe in the negative people who judge you as incapable and worthless, so you must always believe in yourself and in your capabilities.
You must believe in yourself instead of believing the other people’s judgements on you.

An interesting journey-

Life is an interesting journey which not only consists of ups but also downs, this makes our lives exciting.

The greatest disability one can have-

Disability means something that stops you from doing and achieving something.
Often the greatest disability lies in the head (mind) and not in the body.
This disability of belittling yourself and your capabilities constantly prevents you from achieving something great in your life.

One baby step at a time-

Even the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
So, you should take small steps towards your goals to accomplish them.
And you should not restrict yourself from dreaming big.
You might sometimes fail and this must not be a reason to give up and you should learn lessons from the failures and should not get overly disappointed from the failures.
By learning from your failures, you will not commit the same mistakes again and you can only move forward in your life.         
So, you must make the choice of getting up instead of giving up in life.
Be sure to not only enjoy the destination (your realised dreams) but also enjoy the travel (the process of realisation of your dreams) because you will spend more time in the travel than on the destination.

Be a nicer person-

Nick Vujicic says that you should be remembered by others as a good person who encourages and helps others instead of a cold and bitter person. So, try to be a nicer person by spreading positivity.

Wait for your train-

If you go to the railway station and look for the train on the tracks and if you don’t find the train, would you leave the railway station?
No, you would not leave the station but wait for the train to arrive because you believe in the schedule or time table which says that the train will arrive at a particular time.
The train might be at a distance, far from your visibility but if you could not see the train does not means that there is no train.
Similarly, if you cannot find hope in a situation, it means that there is no hope for you; it means that the hope will arrive soon; you should patiently wait for it.
The only difference between the railway station and your life is that you can see the schedule in the station but in your life the schedule is hidden from you by the god and he will provide hope at the most appropriate time.

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