Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Nicholas “Nick” Vujicic was born without arms and legs. There was never a medical explanation. But, he refused to allow his physical condition to limit his life.
“It’s just one of these things that, you know, you have a choice,” says Nick. “Either you be angry for what you don’t have or you do the best with what you have and never give up.”
However, as a child, Nick not only struggled physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. He fought depression and loneliness and questioned why he was different from other kids. He wondered whether his life had any purpose.
“From age eight to age 12 I was depressed,” recalls Nick. “At age 10, I tried to drown myself and the only reason I decided to stay was because I didn’t want to leave that pain with my parents because they did nothing but love me, so they didn’t deserve that pain.”
Nicholas“Nick”Vujicic: Lives Life Without LimitsMotivational speaker Nicholas "Nick" Vujicic, born without limbs, discusses his passion for life and hopes for spreading that passion to others.
At the age of 17, Nick discovered that purpose: motivational speaking.
Today, Nick is a sought-after motivational speaker who has addressed more than five million people in roughly 60 countries on six continents, sometimes in stadiums filled to capacity. He speaks at schools, congregations and corporations and wows all of his audiences with his rapier wit and boundless energy.
He’s written several books, starred in an awarding-winning short film, and has even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for giving 1,749 hugs in just an hour.
Mike Walter sat down with Nick Vujicic to discuss his passion for life and how he hopes to spread that passion to others.
Follow Nick on Twitter: @NickVujicic