A CEO Born Without Limbs
Nick Vujicic was born to Dushka and Boris Vujicic in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia.
Nick was born without arms and legs, he had no legs, but two small feet, one of which had two toes.
Vujicic became one of the first physically disabled students integrated into a mainstream school once those laws changed.
Nick prayed very hard that God would give him arms and legs, and initially told God that, if his prayer remained unanswered, Nick would not praise him indefinitely.
However, a key turning point in his faith came when his mother showed him a newspaper article about a man dealing with a severe disability.
A NO-BORE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF NICK VUJICIC
Vujicic realized he wasn’t unique in his struggles and began to embrace his lack of limbs. After this, Nick realized his accomplishments could inspire others and became grateful for his life.
Nick gradually figured out how to live a full life without limbs, adapting many of the daily skills limbed people accomplish without thinking.
Nick writes with two toes on his left foot and a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He knows how to use a computer and can type up to 45 words per minute using the “heel and toe” method.
Life without limbs
He has also learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave, in addition to participating in golf, swimming, and even sky-diving.
During secondary school, he was elected captain of MacGregor State in Queensland and worked with the student council on fundraising events for local charities and disability campaigns.
When he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group, and later founded his non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs.
THE TURNING POINT FOR NICK
Turning point’ doesn’t mean something earth-shattering is going to appear in the next line.
Let me break your expectation, there is no such great incident happened with Nick that has changed his life. But a small one.
This made a huge impact on him, and he became grateful to his abilities and less concerned about disabilities.
A mere incident of hurting his foot made him question his wrong believes and build a positive attitude towards self.
Nick gives the credit of inspiration to the janitor who motivated him to go and speak to people. He started to share his story with a dozen peoples.
Soon this number got converted to a 100 and now Nick has given nearly 2,000 talks across many countries.
His undying faith washed away all the anxiety about his uncertain life and gave new hope for happiness.
Nick Vujicic with his family
Nick has been married since 2012 and has a beautiful wife who constantly supports him. They are blessed with four children and forms a complete family.
That happened because of his faith, his gratitude and continuous thrive to grow every day.
This inspirational story about having thankfulness for what we already have is much-needed advice to every one of us finding excuses every time.
A GREAT NEGATIVE ABILITY
The disease of excuse isn’t limited to a group of person but has become a widespread default way to stunt the growth of an individual
Excuses are a normal reaction to our mind because our mind isn’t trained to look at what we already have.
This ‘lacking mentality’ is the source of an excuse. We have become master of this ability of always looking for what we lack, the ability which is actually a negative-ability.
Nick is an evangelist who is known for his organization, ‘Life Without Limbs’, that hosts events and presents talks on courage and faith in God to overcome any adversity faced in life.
Awards & Achievements
In 1990, Vujicic’s determination and courage impressed the world, and he was felicitated with the ‘Australian Young Citizen Award’.
He was one of the contenders for the ‘Young Australian of the Year Award’ in the year 2005.
In 2010, he won the ‘Best Actor in Short Film’ award at the ‘Method Fest Independent Film Festival’ for his performance in the role of Will, from the movie ‘The Butterfly Circus.
Nick Vujicic Quotes
I never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter.
God’s love is so real that He created you to prove it.
Some injuries heal more quickly if you keep moving.
Don’t put your life on hold so that you can dwell on the unfairness of past hurts.
To wish for change will change nothing. To make the decision to take action right now will change everything!