Name: Lina Nabilah binti Anuar
Book Title: Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life
Author: Nick Vujicic
Publisher: Waterbook Press
Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic overcame his disability to live not just independently but a rich, fulfilling life, becoming a model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, his central message is that the most important goal for anyone is to find their life’s purpose despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in their way.
Nick tells the story 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.” He shares how his faith in God has been his central source of strength and explains that once he found his own sense of purpose—inspiring others to make their lives and the world better—he found the confidence to build a rewarding and productive life without limits.
Have you ever felt unhappy with your life? If you have, reading this book will make you feel otherwise. Nick Vujicic will take you on a journey of his life in this book titled “Life Without Limits”. Yes, the same world-famous Nick Vujicic who has successfully inspired the world with his ability to live and love despite his physical shortcomings. In this book, Nick offered practical advice for realizing a life of fulfilment and happiness by building trust in others, developing supportive relationships, and gaining strength for the journey. Today, we live in a very competitive and fast-paced world. Everyone is trying their hardest to hold on to dear life, but can we consider ourselves alive if we’re not living.
Because of his disabilities, Nick sees the world in a very different point of view than most other people. While many will look at imperfections as things to be ignored or “fixed”, he sees it as its unique character, or even a source of strength, in his case. And through this point of view, that he learned the secret to successful and happy living, in a world that is out to get him. What’s the secret, you asked? To find out, you will have to read my Staff Picks for this month. You might even find something totally unexpected.
“Everyone knows nothing stays the samr forever, but strangely, when outside events or rather people force us out of our comfort zones, we often become fearful and insecure. Sometimes we grow angry and resentful. Even when people are in a bad situation – violent relationship, a dead-end job, or a dangerous environment – they often refuse to take new path because they would rather deal with known tan the unknown”– Chapter 8, The New Bloke in the Bushes, page 146
“If you have difficulty moving from where you are to where you need to go, it may help to get a clear vision of where the move will take you. This may mean scouting out a location, trying new relationships, or showing someone in a career you might want to pursue. Once you are more familiar with the new place, it will be easier to leave the old one”– Chapter 8, The New Bloke in the Bushes, page 148
“Building a relationship is like building a savings account; you can’t expect to take everything 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” ”– Chapter 9, Trust Others, More or Less, page 158
Life Without Limits is available at the Perdana Library. If you are interested in reading or borrowing the book, please visit us at Putrajaya.