By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
Life Without Limits: How to live a ridiculously good life
By Nick Vujicic (Allen & Unwin, $24.99, softcover, 238pages)
The life story of the remarkably intrepid Australian Nick Vujicic, born without arms or legs, makes for a captivating and motivating read.
Now an internationally successful inspirational speaker, his passion for life is unbelievable. Infectious even, when you realise the odds against which he had to fight – and win.
It was his faith in God that was his central source of strength. Once he found his own sense of purpose, he was able to encourage others to improve their lives and to make the world a better place.
The limbless 29-year-old faced life’s challenges early in childhood, school and adolescence, when he not only struggled with loneliness and depression, but also self-esteem and bullying issues.
Despite constantly questioning his existence, he found the confidence to build a gratifying and beneficial life that has been without restrictions. He learned how to surf, dive, skateboard, play music, hit a golf ball and much, much more.
Life Without Limits is filled with wisdom, testimonials of his faith and some humour. Nick speaks of life in his “Chesty Bond” body, of his physical disabilities and the emotional battle he endured trying to deal with them as a child, a teen and a young adult.
“For the longest, loneliest time, I wondered if there was anyone on earth like me, and whether there was any purpose to my life other than pain and humiliation.”
Everyone is encouraged to find their life’s purpose, overcome obstacles and go for it.
He points out that “perfection isn’t always perfect” and that “brokenness can be a good thing” as he learned to accept what he could not control and focus, instead, on what he could.
We should all learn to find the joy in life, especially at times when it seems impossible.
Nick has proved that “if you can’t get a miracle become one”.
Edition 405, 15 April 2014
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