I have read and heard of so many inspiring people, some who have exhibited great talents and skills, some who have conquered many battles, some others have innovated ideas and so on, but for me, none of these stories have touched me the way this person has. If this person I am about to introduce to you can, then why can’t you? That was the question I asked myself when I read about him.
Let us digress a little, for one glaring reason it is obvious we are living in the most amazing time in human history and yet every day we see people who don’t know it and don’t feel it. We have modern plumbing, healthcare, abundant food, rapid travels, access to anything you would ever want to know and learn available for free online.
In many ways, we could do just about anything we would want but, something still holds us back. We are held back by our fears, lack of contentment and many other things which I cannot fathom.
Too many people go to work wishing they did not have to. They wake up tired and spend their day tired. Some of us think our stature, disabilities, family background, nationality, religious belief have stampeded us. But there are people who do not enjoy half of what we have today but are still achievers. Therefore, I have decided to do something about it.
We are bringing to your read this week on our Inspirational Personality page, the story of Nicholas James Vujicic, to inspire you to live with more awesomeness. So, you focus more on your opportunities than what worries you. To feel more of the abundance around you, instead of your limitation. To start living your dream life today instead of waiting for something to happen way off in the distant future. As you all know on our Inspirational Personality page, we bring to you weekly, stories of real people who have found ways of turning obstacles into opportunities. Those who have figured out ways to be resourceful when they lacked resources, those who focused more on persistence and dedication than excuses and reasons why something will not work.
Here is a brief story of Nicholas James Vujicic
Nicholas James Vujicic, popularly known as Nick Vujicic, is an Australian-American, born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms or legs. Even with this condition, he has become a world-renowned speaker, New York Times best-selling author, coach, and an entrepreneur.
Nick faced tremendous obstacles in life: from living life without limbs, to being bullied at school and fearful for his future with no purpose in sight. Without hope, his feelings of helplessness and isolation led him to attempt suicide at age ten. After years of feeling alone and worthless, he had an epiphany one day while reading an article. He read about a disabled man who refused to let physical limitations dictate his life. At that moment, Nick says, he realized he had the ability to take control of his life. Instead of looking at everything he lacked, he decided to look at everything he could have.
Nick persevered through life’s challenges and discovered key principles which enabled him to find his purpose and turn obstacles into opportunities, making him one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world! Millions of people have found hope, purpose, and strength to overcome their challenges through Nick’s inspirational speeches and powerful coaching.
His videos on YouTube have inspired millions of people with his message: to love life and live without limits. This was a person who was tormented to such an extent that at the age of 10 he attempted suicide. Now a famous author and international speaker, Nick inspires the world every day to live a life without limits. His message is brilliantly sobering and electrifying.
Nick is an anti-bullying advocate who travels the globe speaking to millions of students in partnership with Education Departments of several Governments. He has created an innovative Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum called “Attitude Is Altitude,” wherein he teaches students to make positive changes in their lives and their communities. He is also the Founder and CEO of a non-profit ministry, Life Without Limbs.
Nick has been featured on BBC, 60 Minutes Australia, CBS Sunday Morning, Oprah’s LifeClass, USA Today, People Magazine, ABC News, The Glenn Beck Program TLC, LA Stories, and many more. He personally connects with his huge media following through “The Nick Vujicic Podcast” and engages through webinars and coaching.
He is a husband to his beautiful wife, Kanae, and a father of four children. Nick’s passion is to inspire and equip the world to know that we all can rise above adversity and overcome every disability of the heart and mind!
We hope you have learned from this story. Are you ready to go beyond those obstacles and fears that have held you back all this while? Can you now see the awesome abundance all around you? An almost a suicide person like Nick did it. Then the question is, Why can’t you?
Nick’s biography source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Vujicic