My name is Nick Vujicic (pronounced Voy-a-chich). I am twenty-seven years old. I was born without any limbs, but I am not constrained by my circumstances. I travel the world encouraging millions of people to overcome adversity with faith, hope, love, and courage so that they may pursue their dreams. In this book I will share with you my experiences in dealing with adversity and obstacles, some of them unique to me but most universal to us all. My goal is to encourage you to overcome your own challenges and hardships so you can find your own purpose and pathway to a ridiculously good life.
With these words begins one of the most groundbreaking books – maybe even the number one of the list – that you can find on a bookstore. A book hymn to life, hope and struggle. “Life Without Limits” by Nicholas Vujicic was published in greek by En Plo Publications.
This bible of life is divided in 12 chapters-steps, that lead you gradually in a path to a better and happier tomorrow. In a future free from the anchors of past. Without all those obstacles the author had to encounter on the rocky road of his life – yet he did manage to go on.
Let’s look at those step one by one…
One: If You Can’t Get A Miracle, Become One
As we begin our journey together, please take a moment to think about any limitations
you’ve placed on your life or that you’ve allowed others to place on it. Now think about what it would be like to be free of those limitations. What would your life be if anything were possible?
Two: No Arms, No Legs, No Limits
The importance of hope in our lives, and the impact of hope in our evolution and our happiness, today! Hope is the source to overcome the many obstacles that can be found in our path.
Three: Full Assurance In The Heart
You will encounter challenges that initially seem insurmountable. While we wait for a solution, faith may be all we have to hang on to, and sometimes simply trusting that there will be an answer will get you through those darkest moments.
Four: Love The Perfectly Imperfect You
Because if you cannon love yourself, you will not be able to plot and follow a positive course. If we cannot accept who we are, insecurities are created within us and they push us downhill!
Five: Attitude Is Altitude
Think of your attitude as the remote control for your television set. If the program you are watching doesn’t do anything for you, then you simply grab the remote and change it. You can adjust your attitude in much the same way when you aren’t getting the results you want, no matter what challenges you encounter.
Six: Armless But Not Harmless
Overcoming your fears is one of the most important launch pads to a life full of light. A life where today’s dreams can become tomorrow’s daily life.
Seven: Don’t Let Your Face Plant Grow Roots
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” You fail. I fail. The best of us fail, and the rest of us fail too. Those who never rise from defeat often see failure as final. What we all need to remember is that life is not a pass-fail test. It’s a trial-and-error process. Those who succeed bounce back from their bonehead mistakes because they view their setbacks as temporary and as learning experiences.
Eight: The New Bloke In The Bushes
Do no fight changes. Face them with courage. Many times a change can be positive and some times a change can become one of the best experiences in your life.
Nine: Trust Others, More Or Less
Building a relationship is like building a savings account; you can’t expect to take anything out of it if you haven’t put something into it. We all need to tune up our relationship skills from time to time by evaluating our approach to them and looking at what is working and what is not.
Ten: An Equal Opportunity Hugger
We get some opportunities from times to times. Some people are ready and grab them, others let them disappear. Faith in our capabilities and hard work are the best coaches for this preparation.
Eleven: The Ridiculous Rules
You can master every other lesson in this book, but if you aren’t willing to take some risks or dare to be called crazy by those who doubt your genius, then you likely will never achieve all that you dream of achieving. And for your sake and the planet’s, please dare to be playful too. Don’t forget to laugh at yourself and kick up your heels now and then so that you enjoy the journey.
Twelve: Make Giving Your Mission
Focusing on the needs of the rest, standing by those who need your help, not only gives meaning to your existence and changes radically your life.
These are the titles of the steps-chapters of “Life Without Limits”, with a little taste (the highlights) from what you can find on Nicholas Vujicic’s book. On the 349 pages, you will learn the life details of this remarkable young man and everything that helped him move on. You will learn about the people he met on his worldwide tours. Some of them were touched by his living example and their lives had changed, and other people, who like Nicholas, always kept their heads up and moved forward. That reminds me the saying “where you look, there you will go”…
“Life Without Limits” is written with a flowing and gentle language, it is full of good humour, and it looks like a wonderful novel. Yet, this book is 100% true. The light didactive tone is hidden in the narrative, but that doesn’t mean that there are no messages and stimulus to take actions. “Life Without Limits” by Nicholas James Vujicic is not an ordinary book. It is a reservoir of courage and willpower that you can use whenever the need arises. For all those reasons, I am urging you strongly to buy this book, buy not borrow it, and enjoy it time and again at your leisure! I have already started the second round! Closing this review, I ‘ll quote again the author…
My purpose in writing this book has been to light the flames of faith and hope inside you so that you too can live a life without limits. Your circumstances may be difficult. You may have challenges with your health, your finances, or your relationships. But with a sense of purpose, faith in your future, and determination to never give up, you can overcome any obstacle.
Nicholas, apart from many other activities, has founded the nonprofit organization “Life Without Limits” and he has played in a movie short titled The Butterfly Circus, that is available on YouTube, and you can see this movie by clicking here! 🙂
The synopsis at the back of the book:
I do believe my life has no limits. I want you to feel the same way about your life, no matter what your challenges may be. As we begin our journey together, please take a moment to think about any limitations you’ve placed on your life or that you’ve allowed others to place on it. Now think about what it would be like to be free of those limitations. What would your life be if anything were possible?