Ever had that killer instinct? That never-say-die attitude? Every felt a yearning in every cell of your body to just go for it? Am not talking about a single incident or a single day, but for your entire life (until now). Is it possible to stay so strong and not give up despite anything? I am in awe when i look at quadriplegics, cancer survivors, people who have lost limbs, poeple in such dire conditions , which, for us even to imagine is the end of the world! And for them – just another reason to fight and live. SURVIVORS! They might have bad days.. days we can never imagine, but they dont give up. What is it that makes a person so strong? Where do they find that strength? Is is only when you are faced with such dire circumstances that you look deep into you and bring out the courage and literally fight for your life? If they are able to do it, with a smile and without complaining, if they are able to inspire and encourage others to do it, why cant we try to be half of what they are in our daily lives? They become a beacon of hope, a ray of light for people from all walks of life.
But then again.. how do we do that? When in daily life do you show that strength when there is no “situation”? That again raises the question, is there no way to test our strength unless we are thrown into such circumstances?The obvious answer seems yes, but i feel we can implement this in the oridanry things that we do.. Like never giving up till you score 100% in your exams, never giving up until you get that promotion at work , never giving up until you make that relationship work
Take the story of Nick Vujicic –
Life Without Limbs:
Imagine being born without arms. No arms to wrap around a friend ; no hands to hold the ones you love; no fingers to experience touch ; no way to lift or carry things. How much more difficult would life be if you were living without arms and hands? Or what about legs? Imagine if instead of no arms, you had no legs. No ability to dance, walk, run, or even stand. Now put both of those scenarios together… no arms and no legs. What would you do? How would that affect your everyday life?
Now at 27 years old, this limbless young man has accomplished more than most people accomplish in a lifetime. Nick recently made the massive move from Brisbane, Australia to California, USA, where he is the President of an international non-profit organization; Life Without Limbs, and also has his own motivational speaking company; Attitude Is Altitude.
My favourite video of his which always succeeds in inspiring me, always.
Its about a 3 min video so make sure you watch it and LEARN 🙂
**If God can use a man without arms and legs to be His hands and feet, then He will certainly use any willing heart!**
– Nick Vujicic