You Are Much Bigger Than Your Anxiety

I am guessing that there have been moments when your anxiety has gotten you down and you have asked yourself “why me?” “why do I have to  deal with an anxiety problem?”

It’s during moments like that when you need to step back and try to see the bigger picture of your life. Perspective really helps move you into a feeling of acceptance and when you come from acceptance, your anxiety dramatically decreases and you check in mentally less and less to see how you are feeling. Your attitude really does determine the speed of your recovery.

What we resist persists but what we accept goes through a positive transformation.

Nick Vujicic is an incredibly inspiring man. He completely transformed his life by a change in attitude. He still has no arms and no legs but his life is radically different.

This short video of him will move you into the bigger picture of your life and your challenges. It may be the most important video will see in 2011 and it is only 4 minutes long. Have a quick look then leave a comment below.

58 replies on “You Are Much Bigger Than Your Anxiety

  • Paul Callaghan

    What an amazing video and what an amazing man.
    I am humbled to watch him and listen to him. His positive attitude to life is inspiring.

  • Donna

    what an inspiration!! good on ya Nick. There should be more peolple with an attitude to life like you in the world xxx

  • anne mclaughlin

    Yes I cried. This amazing man is so inspirational. I am scared of my own shadow! I wish I wasn’t. Yes it does make me feel very humble, ashamed and sad that I am not as brave as he is against all adversity.
    God love him.

  • m whittaker

    i now realise that its not what you have or do not have its the ability to beleive you can be happy its up to you so dont go looking for excuses or blaming others

  • Dorrie Alderman Blakney

    Nick! You are incredible. I’m a journalist in semi-retirement. Would like to write up your story, on a freelance basis, for Guideposts Magazine if you’d be willing. I live in So. Hadley, MA. Hope to hear from you! Blessings, Dorrie

  • Anthony

    Wow! That was awesome to view. I have been angry and bitter due to my home situation, but this has helped see my bigger purpose. You the man Nick!


  • Glenn

    What a Beautifull mind. What a an informative film could be made from this. He is excellent. What an attitude. I feel good but shit at the same time.

  • Rajiv Kapur

    Nick is such a good inspiration for school going children. His living example should open their eyes to the excessive comforts that they have today. Kids should learn to be content with what they have and to appreciate how lucky they have been.

  • marife

    oh my god,,my tears is falling for him,,God gave him a very strong personality,,that though he has not arms and limbs,,i found him more than he has arms and limbs…i get inspired by him by the way he accept the fact of his dissability,,he is a living tetimony that God is there,,that God is true,,theres no impossible with thankful that i watch this video of nick V. it change my belief in life…and it made me stronger person.than before…God bless nick Vujicic.

  • Michelle Dworcan

    Dear Nick

    My name is Michelle. I have suffered from crippling depression and anxiety for most of my life. I am 39 years old.

    As I sit here writing this, tears are falling on my cheeks. I read your story and watched your video about your life, Nick, and I feel humbled and honoured to have seen what an amazing man you are!

    There are no words to express the multitude of emotions that I feel right now.

    I used to believe in God and then I started to hate him for making me suffer with my disabling illness. “Why me, I would shout at God, there is no god, why would you let me suffer so much?”

    I can’t even find the words to begin to express how much admiration, and gratitude I feel since listening to your story.

    I feel so stupid now that I have complained and hated God, when all I had to deal with was anxiety, whilst you have suffered, more than anyone I have ever seen, and yet you are still smiling, unbelievably, not angry with God or bitter or depressed for the hardships that you have had to endure!!

    You were right, your story and video has had an unbelievable effect on me, like nothing that I have ever seen before.

    Nick, you are the most handsome man and so incredibly special, beyond words!! The woman who does marry you, will be the luckiest girl in the world!! I certainly would feel this way.

    As I watched you hug those high school children, I started to weep and haven’t been able to stop crying.
    How I wish I could have been one of those students, who were so fortunate to meet you and hug you.

    Nick, you are such an inspiration to all of us out there, to every person, who has the opportunity to hear your story, listen to you speak and “meet” you.

    I thank you so much for sharing your life with me.

    Best wishes always

  • Margaret

    The most inspirational and moving track that I’ve seen in a long time.
    What a man.
    Thank you so much for sharing him with us.

  • PBM

    Thank you so much for posting this.

    This guy is so inspiring! His attitude is incredible. Listen to his testimony if you get a chance. You won’t be disappointed.

  • norma jean

    thank you barry for sharing this absolutely amazing video. defiantly life changing for me . it took my breath away to think of the simple things i complain about daily.iam truly blessed to have barry and his panic away program in my lfe. after 30 years of fear of living and panic iam cured .and now after watching nick i dont think there is any thing i cant do . forever greatfull, thank you berry joe and nick!

    norma jean

  • joann

    I can understand the concept of accepting your anxiety and the feelings that come with it, but what I don’t understand is how to do this? I have social anxiety and when I get very nervous I turn all red and blotchy and this makes me very embarrassed and that’s when I want to hide and never show my face again. My self esteem and confidence are all affected by this. I worry that it is going to happen whenever I am with friends or family. Sometimes I feel like it happens even when I’m not thinking about it. I will happen to look at myself and I will be all red for no reason and I don’t know how to make this stop happening and until it dose I don’t want to be around anybody! It has affected my life in many ways from career to friendships and I have tried many things to no avail.

  • Vicki Hall

    Thank you for sending this to me. I have been suffering from anxiety for 3 years now – some times it has been debilitating. I have been angry and screemed why? at God so many times but Nick’s testimony has brought a new perspective and I feel free to surrender to God’s will now. Thank you and bless you Nick for showing the wonder of God to so many people.

    Vicki xx

  • Aso

    Nick is the symbol of human being’s strong will. His emphasize on being thankful tells a lot. Nick is my brother.

  • Rosa De Luca-Tao

    What an inspirational thing to have seen in my whole life.
    I cried all the way through.
    What the hell do we have to worry about in our lives?

  • Johan Oosthuizen

    What a brave man!
    We have so much to be thankful for.
    I am hard of hearing and I personally feel that this contributes much to my panic disorders, but Nick showed me that me too can win and will win.
    Many blessings to Nick Vujicic.

  • Theresa Mokgoro

    This has taught me that in life we should be grateful for what we have. May God bless Nick for the inspiration that he gives to us. Iove you Nick.

  • Colleen

    What a beautiful testimony to God’s love and devotion to us. He truly does work in ways we can’t even begin to perceive. Nick gives us a glimpse of God’s wonder.We need to pay attention to the miracles that spring from adversity.

  • Cathal

    Nick is an inspiration for everybody and shows how self belief is so valuable regardless of personal circumatances. Every person in this world has a flaw, some are just more visable than others but people should be assured that nobody, I mean nobody in this world is perfect.

  • Emmitt Hollin

    To people who aren’t getting how video can help them, I think the point is to never stop looking for answers, never give up,and don’t expect overcoming your obstacles to be easy, but know it can be done. If you think getting over your anxiety is impossible, it’s not. How many times do you think this guy was told he would never play golf, fish, do public speaking, you name it? But he did. Stop arguing for your limitations! That is what I think the message of this video is for you.

  • ann

    It makes you feel ashamed when you see such wonderful people. Thank you for showing me. I have your book and read it a lot. I am also having counselling and trying to accept my life and be nice to myself.
    Thank you for your continued support.

  • Giselle

    He’s amazing. Watching this video was definitely a wake-up call, it will give me more strength to face whatever challenge I have.

  • Jose

    Thanks for this video, next time I want to complaint about something, I will shut my mouth, I think Nick is without any doubt, an extraordinary man, wow !!! We have to face life in a different way and start enjoying what we have, without worrying in what we don’t have.Thanks.

  • darshani

    very Inspirational.THis taught me also that in life we
    should be greatful for what we have.May god bless you
    Nick and have a great life

  • Jim

    Why isn’t Nick on national television telling us all how to live our lives? There is a powerful
    message here everyone needs to hear, If there is anybody out there who has the ability
    to get this man if front on millions, DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How about it Good Morning America??????

  • Ted

    Certainly makes one look at life in a positive way so by watching that video I hope I can get away from my negative thinking and get into positive thinking and be happy with what I have Thank you and all the best

  • Jo

    It’s amazing that this man really helps people who are unaware of the real purpose of living..I mean, we are bigger than him coz we too arms and too legs, but he have the real knowledge and deeper understanding how to live life the way it should be. I wish all of us that are suffering from any kind of problems will get by.. Because life is really good to be ignored. I wish all to of us, a peace of mind and a peace of heart..

  • Nick

    Thank you for the information regarding anxiety. This blog was insight full and should be reviewed by anyone with this ailment. We will share this information with our clients. If any readers of this blog are looking to qualify for Social Security Disability, the Disability Group Inc. is more than happy to help. We can be reached at ( You feedback about this issue is greatly appreciated.

  • Fausto

    good video, Amazing and Inspiring for all the anxiety disorder types, this man it´s an example that anxiety and panic disorders are nothing compare to his challenge, let us stop feeling sorry for ourself´s, and get a real life.

  • wooper

    Great wounderful information about anxiety . This information should reach all the bolg reader. and social network Readers

  • Shadi

    Very wonderful and amazing man. Very inspriational & teaches us that there is nothing impossible in our life.

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  • kesu venkat

    Awesome attitude, let everyone inspire themselves with what they have and make the most of it.

  • kesu venkat

    Awesome, let people learn from this as how you can bring about their strength to the fore and make a difference in their life and also theirs.

  • Satyen Parikh

    Just Brilliant – Extremely Inspiring. Beauty about this entire video is that you feel motivated, rejuvenated and charged up to take on any challenge… because whilst there is empathy for Nick, there is no emotions of pity or “oh the poor man” feeling, as his so very charming smile on lips and in his eyes make you respect and revere him. Thank you Nick for showing the Way to millions of Normal Human on how to live life – and pose a question to them… can life be difficult than what I confront and yet do you see me smiling or sulking? THANK YOU. God Bless You

  • Mary

    A truly amazing and inspirational film of nick showing us all that we should live life and appreciate what we have and not let anxiety or panic stand in our way. Thanks Nick a truly wonderful person.

  • Brett King

    God Bless You Nick ! You’re certainly an inspiration to all of us who suffer from Anxiety and Panic Attacks.
    Attitude and determination are essential in overcoming our problems .. Thanks ! Brett King

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