Are you going to finish strong?

by Stephen on September 16, 2009 · 61 comments

in Inspirational Videos

Nick Vujicic has no arms or legs but has come to terms with his lot in life and he delivers this very inspirational speech.

Full Name: Nicholas James Vujicic
Born: 4 December 1982 in Melbourne, Australia
Status: Married

Video length: 2.37 minutes

Nick is limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, as well as legs. Where legs are located, he has a small foot with two toes.

Being bullied at school for his limbless disability, Vujicic grew depressed and by the age of eight, contemplated suicide. At age ten he tried to drown himself in his bathtub, but did not go through with it out of love for his parents.

After praying to grow arms and legs and initially complaining to God that if he did not reply to his prayers he would not praise him indefinitely; Vujicic eventually realised that his accomplishments could inspire others and became grateful for his life.

He began to master the daily tasks of life. He learned to write using the two toes on his left foot with a special grip that slid onto his big toe. He learned to use a computer and type using the “heel and toe” method. He learned to throw tennis balls, play drum pedals, get a glass of water, comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone and shave.

Vujicic graduated from Griffith University at the age of 21 with a double major in accountancy and financial planning. Subsequently he became a motivational speaker, travelling internationally and focusing on teen issues. Having addressed over three million people in over 24 countries on five continents, he speaks to corporate audiences, congregations and schools.

Nick currently lives in Los Angeles, California, United States. On 12 February 2012, he married his fiancee, Kanae Miyahara. In August 2012 it was revealed that they are expecting their first child.

Last updated: September 03, 2013

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1 Neethu February 18, 2010 at 4:45 am


2 Girish Juneja February 25, 2010 at 8:34 am

Words can’t describe the feelings after watching this video. Would surely do something to make people know moe about these case studies in my life.

3 Hiromi March 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I feel sorry for that man while he got up. I cried!!!

4 Tara March 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

This man is so strong even though he still have no hands or legs!

5 Husain April 9, 2010 at 2:10 pm

what strong will power, he has faith

6 Ranganath Kothur April 10, 2010 at 6:06 am

Amazing video and His way of thinking is Heart Provoking to people in the future generations

7 Sravani April 21, 2010 at 12:56 am

The best video I have ever seen……… awesome……..

8 Venkatesh May 12, 2010 at 7:35 am

Really … He is Great … Yes he proved that nothing is impossible to do … if we have confidence to do..

Thanks for sharing this …


9 Gopalakrishna SA June 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm

Life changing video. Must see, understand the challenges, and remember nick Vijuicic, your challenges become very nothing.

10 Keno Natividad July 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm

It’s inspiring, keep it up, your labour is not in vain.

11 FAMP July 23, 2010 at 8:45 am

We never know what will happen to us in life and how we will end up even we don’t how what we will be looking like before we born. But all we should know that we accept the fact been given to us by God and we should never give up as the God will defiantly impeding in us another alternative of power to survive.

You are the Epitome of diligent.

12 KHIROD KUMAR August 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm

It is all with the blessings of the Lord and his painful efforts that he has come to this stage with lots and lots of teaching to the world……..

13 Naziah Sharudin January 2, 2011 at 3:12 am

Small young guy with the BIG heart 🙂

14 Fprince January 2, 2011 at 10:18 am

Aahh, touching !

15 kazim February 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

We should learn from him, never give up, great motivator.

16 Bhavs Bhikha March 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

Totally inspiring!

17 Jaydip kanakia April 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

He is my idol.

18 Anna April 27, 2011 at 2:05 am

i pray for him to god


love u Nick Vujicic

19 Md. Dilshad ghani June 12, 2011 at 12:37 am

It gives inspiration who is failure with his life. God bless him.

20 santhosh shinde June 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

It’s really superb. Thanks a lot for sharing this video.

21 Debi Prasad June 27, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Great, truly motivational. Hats off to him.

22 Kartik Pande September 4, 2011 at 8:07 am

grt… never seen anything like dis…… thought organic chemistry was tough but this man has made everything look easy in life……. thank u nick…. i salute u

23 Sudhir September 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

Very inspirational video.

24 Sunil Kumar October 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I think it will inspire our today’s youth generation. So mysterious………

25 Swadesh Gupta November 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

I really inspired from this man. I have no word to express my thanks to that man.

26 kavita December 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

very inspiring indeed!!!!!

27 Santosh December 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Hats off to you man…U R the real hero…God bless U..

28 Dakshin January 8, 2012 at 2:17 pm

That is the confidence, my best wishes to him and I was inspired. Thanks.

29 0girl0 January 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

Amazing. I’m speechless. Must learn from him.

30 Al Martinez January 31, 2012 at 7:21 pm

They are not disable, they just differently able. Thank you for your help.

31 Rijo February 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Somebody in the previous comment had posted that he/she feels sorry for that man. Don’t ever feel sorry for him, he is not a sorry figure. Get inspired by him. Look, how much big he made it. With all his shortcomings, how strongly he inspires us. This man is a life changer for many many people. The heroes we adore, I realize how small they are compared to this man. Sir, you are not a hero, but a super duper hero. Salute you….

32 radha March 28, 2012 at 6:12 am

amazing video.. very very inspiring .. we salute you

33 Jeevan March 30, 2012 at 5:24 am

Truly Inspiring…. This is really a food for thought for all of us… Are we really finishing strong?… How many of us give up we could even try? Love you Man!!!

34 Sara April 27, 2012 at 7:49 am

Mind blowing………keep ur spririt alive……..bravo……hats off…..

35 Ellye Bell May 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I hope that ur life is filled with happines =)))

36 Sameer May 27, 2012 at 8:46 am

I really wept…..

37 Biju July 28, 2012 at 4:53 am

Get inspired by him….Always think positive….

38 KARTHIK RAJKUMAR August 16, 2012 at 1:28 am

I am truly inspired by Nick. Really Great.

39 Deepak September 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

God has given us two hands and two legs but he has given Nick the motivation and dedication that we don’t have… Nick you are an amazing person…

40 Amar September 10, 2012 at 12:42 am

Very nice

41 Samrat October 20, 2012 at 2:15 am

A new life >>>> thanx

42 Parth November 10, 2012 at 5:37 am


43 Ramakrishna November 17, 2012 at 2:22 am

Really hats off… all of us inspired by your valuable speech.

Thanks alot for your encouragement !!!

44 Vishal March 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

That was really awesome…. Never Give up….

45 Susai Nathan March 27, 2013 at 4:51 am

Marvelous, hats off to you smart chap.

46 Reena Singh April 20, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I learnt that have respect what you have… never cry for what don’t you have……. I love you sir.

47 Shweta May 29, 2013 at 3:13 am


You know after knowing about him I will never curse God for any of the bitterness in my life. God the almighty has equal blessing for all his children. He has gifted everyone with his miracle power but there are few like link to know and use it.

My good wishes to Nick.

48 Erno Coreejes June 12, 2013 at 3:41 am

So great and thankful to see that there are people that share there short comings and turn it in such wonderful opportunities I will definitely get up after this!!!!!

Nick your a star and good luck.

49 Pranitha July 13, 2013 at 4:54 am

Nick makes you want to go that extra mile to deal with your set backs..!

50 Ramniwas Maru August 24, 2013 at 9:38 am

Nick you are a real hero.

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