About Jillian Michaels and the Biggest Loser

Jillian Michaels is doing her job as a weight loss coach.  She jump starts their weight loss by allowing them to see the potential.  She pushes them when they want to quit.  She challenges them to remember their desired outcome.  She uses what she knows about them to motivate them to continue their quest.  She encourages them when they become frustrated.  She provides exercises and activities to facilitate progress.  She cannot; however, provide the desire, the faith, or the actions the contestants need to meet their goals.

Desire is a key ingredient to accomplishing one’s goal.  In his book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill stated “one of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”  He used the story of R.U. Darby to illustrate how we tend to quit when circumstances appear to signal failure.  In his story, Mr. Darby and an uncle quit drilling for gold three feet from where millions of dollars in gold ore was eventually found.  Mr. Darby used the lesson in this experience to become one of the premier sellers of life insurance in the country.

If we have an overwhelming desire to accomplish a task, we will exhaust every avenue or explore every option before throwing in the towel.

The Bible says “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  It also says “As a man thinketh, so is he.”  Hill also stated the following regarding faith.  “Faith is the ‘eternal elixer’ which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought.”  We begin to believe what we repeatedly say and hear about ourselves.  Individuals with eating disorders have tricked their minds into believing the inaccurate body image is true and real.  Adults remember and live out the positive and negative statements they were repeatedly told as children.

If we believe we have the ability, knowledge, and skill to accomplish a task, we can do it.

Finally, nothing gets done without hard work and persistence.  Accomplishment takes hard work.  Your chosen goal may be to be a millionaire.  You may desire to raise well rounded children.  You may want to own your own business.  You will spend most of your waking hours working towards your desired goal.  Those who persist, reap the benefits. 

Our action or inaction determines the outcome.

The Biggest Loser Contestants are fortunate to have a dedicated coach.  However, accomplishing their task will be up to them.         

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