A congenital amputee from Sunnybank, Brisbane, Australia. First born child into his devout Christian family, Nick Vujicic was born limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and having one small foot with two toes protruding from his left thigh. Initially his parents were devastated, however Nick turned out to be otherwise perfectly healthy.
His life was filled with difficulties and hardships. One such hardship was not being able to attend a main-stream school because of his physical disability, as the law of Australia required, even though he was not mentally impaired. During his schooling, the laws were changed, and Nick was one of the first disabled students to be migrated to a mainstream school.
He learned to write using the two toes on his left "foot", and a special device that slid onto his big toe to grip. He also learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method (as demonstrated in his
speeches). He can also throw tennis balls, and answer the phone (also demonstrated in speeches).
Being bullied at his school, Nick grew extremely depressed, and by the age of eight, started contemplating suicide. After begging God to grow arms and legs, Nick eventually began to realize that his accomplishments were inspirational to many, and began to thank God he was alive. When he was seventeen, he started to give talks at his prayer group, and eventually starting his non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs.
Nick graduated from college at the age of 21, and began his travels as a motivational speaker, focusing on the topics that today's teenagers face. He also speaks in the corporate sector, however his aim is to become an international inspirational speaker, in both Christian and non-Christian venues. He regularly travels internationally to speak to Christian congregations. By the age of 25 he hopes to become financially independent, however he wishes to promote his words through shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as writing books. His first book, planned for completion by the end of 2007, is to be called 'No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!'
In the meantime, there is a DVD available "Life Without Limbs". Most of the DVD was filmed in 2005, featuring a brief documentary about his home life, and how he does regular things without limbs. The second part of the DVD was filmed at his local church in Brisbane, and was one of his first professional motivational speeches.
Here in the following short presentations,Nick is talkingabout three things:1.Perspective2.Vision3.Choices
Some of his great thoughts:
who are you?what you are seeing?where are you going?
Think about what you are having.Expand it.Give yourself a credit.
Have Vision beyond comprehensions.Keep on moving forward one step at a time.
The day you think,you reached your potential is the day you haven't.
Do not put off the things that you can do it today.Don't procrastinate.
Make better choices.
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