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
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
Hi Man U r simply great.
No words to say Awesom
Your enthusiasm for life makes any person in the world to fall in love with the life. U r simply exemplary. May god give more courage to overcome hurdles of life.
I salute you…very inspiring…it touched my heart..
Let go the egotism, brute force, arrogance, lust, anger etc. by bowing down your head to the almighty (imaginatively or otherwise); whose mind is free from doer-ship, whose reason is not effected by worldly objects and activities; and as a result become humble; attain the faith of God, together with the mental disposition thereof; for giving the strength of the knowledge of one imperishable, divine existence to the mind and making it free from attachments, un-egoistic, endowed with firmness and zeal, and unswayed by success and failure; for helping your understanding and intellect gain unwavering firmness; and let others gain joy, delight and stupidity; see the miracle; and praise your determination to fight to conquer; to stand up, and to live again.
Marilyn, you can get it here: http://academictips.org/videos/are-you-going-to-finish-strong.flv
Is there any way I can get a hold of this video so I can share it with my groups?
Nick is an unbelievable character. He has the untiring effort, courage and dedication. To be honest, Nick is an extraordinary person for the whole world. I wish him all success and longevity !
Kamal Sahabandu,Visiting Lecturer, Brightway, Galle, Sri Lanka.
Awesome, Powerful – words truly fail one to express what they feel. God makes all things beautiful in his time.
Tears are rolling down after watching this. Any how he is great.
Nick you are a real hero.
Nick makes you want to go that extra mile to deal with your set backs..!
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.
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.
I learnt that have respect what you have… never cry for what don’t you have……. I love you sir.
Marvelous, hats off to you smart chap.
That was really awesome…. Never Give up….
Really hats off… all of us inspired by your valuable speech.
Thanks alot for your encouragement !!!
A new life >>>> thanx
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…
I am truly inspired by Nick. Really Great.
Get inspired by him….Always think positive….
I really wept…..
I hope that ur life is filled with happines =)))
Mind blowing………keep ur spririt alive……..bravo……hats off…..
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!!!
amazing video.. very very inspiring .. we salute you
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….
They are not disable, they just differently able. Thank you for your help.
Amazing. I’m speechless. Must learn from him.
That is the confidence, my best wishes to him and I was inspired. Thanks.
Hats off to you man…U R the real hero…God bless U..
very inspiring indeed!!!!!
I really inspired from this man. I have no word to express my thanks to that man.
I think it will inspire our today’s youth generation. So mysterious………
Very inspirational video.
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
Great, truly motivational. Hats off to him.
It’s really superb. Thanks a lot for sharing this video.
It gives inspiration who is failure with his life. God bless him.
i pray for him to god
GOD BLESS HIM ALWAYS
love u Nick Vujicic
He is my idol.
We should learn from him, never give up, great motivator.
Aahh, touching !
Small young guy with the BIG heart 🙂
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……..
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.
It’s inspiring, keep it up, your labour is not in vain.
Life changing video. Must see, understand the challenges, and remember nick Vijuicic, your challenges become very nothing.
Really … He is Great … Yes he proved that nothing is impossible to do … if we have confidence to do..
Thanks for sharing this …
The best video I have ever seen……… awesome……..
Amazing video and His way of thinking is Heart Provoking to people in the future generations
what strong will power, he has faith
This man is so strong even though he still have no hands or legs!
I feel sorry for that man while he got up. I cried!!!
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.