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Jillian Michaels Quotes

Jillian Barberie Michaels

Jillian Michaels quotes: healthy words from the world’s most popular personal trainer.

“Why not you?  Why not you to do something for work that you love?  Why not you to have a healthy body?  Why not you to have healthy love?  Why not you to be, have or do anything you have ever dreamed?  We are so quick to think others are deserving over ourselves.  The truth is that we are all deserving.  So why not you?”

“No one but you can take your dreams away from you.”

“Visualize what you want out of life and think big.  Don’t feel undeserving.  We’re all deserving of living our dreams – some of us realize it and some don’t.  You’re not doing anyone any favors by living small.  Embrace these truths and step up.  The world is waiting.”

“You need to cultivate your passion and crystallize your vision.  If you don’t know where you’re going, how are you going to plan a roadmap for how to get there?”

“There is no authentic goal you can set for yourself that can’t be reached, no dream that can’t be realized.  It’s just a matter of learning how to achieve what you want.”

“If you fail to plan, you pretty much plan to fail.”

“Be brave and be patient.  Have faith in yourself.  Trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion.  When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world, it will come back to you – occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect.  Look.  Listen.  Learn.  Stay open.  Your destiny is awaiting you.”

“If you want results, they don’t come for free.”

“You’re much more likely to reach your goals if they’re your goals, speaking to your desires, rather than the desires of outside influences.  Goals that are meaningful to you will keep you inspired and driven towards success.”

“The way to get motivated and stay motivated is to identify, define, and emotionally connect to your dreams.”

“At some point you have to stop acting as though life is happening to you and acknowledge the ways you are happening to it.  Once you take responsibility for your side of the street, you grant yourself the power to improve every aspect of your life by simply acting and behaving differently.”

“Put your choices in perspective.”

“Why choose to fail when success is an option?”

“If you focus on all the things that could go wrong, you miss the things that could go right.”

“It is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.  One setback is one setback – it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”

“Failure is all a matter of perspective.  Think of all the people you admire.  I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another.  The key is to recognize setbacks for what they really are – entry points for learning, not validation that you aren’t good enough.  After a disappointment, analyze your actions, get feedback from friends, and take inventory of what you could do better next time.  This type of self-reflection and improvement will ultimately make success inevitable.”

“If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.”

“Never allow your fear to grow larger than your faith.”

“The trick is not escaping your fear, but confronting it and allowing it to drive and teach you.  Only by getting to the bottom of your fears can you find their valuable lessons and move forward stronger than before.”

“Feel the fear.  Do it anyway!”

“You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won’t sustain one.  It has to be from an internal desire.”

“This is where it matters the most.  This is where lives are made, in these moments when you can choose whether or not to say ‘I can’t’ or ‘I can.’  It is a choice that will either make or break you for life.”

“Don’t shut down your emotions.  Embrace them.  Your emotions are your internal compass telling you whether or not you are on track.  Use them to help cultivate your passions or motivate you to change situations and circumstances that hold you back from achieving your goals.”

“Most people sabotage themselves because they aren’t mindful in the moment.  Let your daily actions be governed by your goals and dreams.  Whenever you are making an important decision first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away.  If the answer is closer, pull the trigger.  If it’s farther away, make a different choice.  Conscious choice-making is a critical step in making your dreams a reality.”

“A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.”

“Don’t blame anyone or anything for your situation or problems.  When you do that, you are saying that you are powerless over your own life – which is utter crap.  An empowering step to reclaiming your life is taking responsibility.”

“The past doesn’t define you; your present does.  It’s okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the ‘now,’ but don’t dwell on past mistakes.  Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment.  That’s where change can really happen.”

“It’s not about perfect.  It’s about effort.  And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens.  That’s how change occurs.”

“Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity.  In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.”

“I’ve always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life.  When your health is strong, you’re capable of taking risks.  You’ll feel more confident to ask for the promotion.  You’ll have more energy to be a better mom.  You’ll feel more deserving of love.”

“Fitness isn’t about building a better body.  It’s about building a better life.”

“Fitness to me isn’t about a crunch or a push-up, it’s about taking your power back.”

“When you feel strong and you accomplish something physical that you didn’t think you were capable of, your heart and mind open up to many possibilities that previously felt out of reach in other areas of your life.”

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”

“Will is a skill.”

“Thriving.  That’s fighting.  Surviving… is barely getting by.”

“Selfish isn’t a dirty word.  It means we take care of ourselves and are able to give back.”

“Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going!”

“It’s important to stay true to yourself.  You have to know your weaknesses and recruit support when and where you need it.”

“Everybody needs a fan, and the support, and the encouragement.  We’re human beings; that is an essential part of the equation.  When that fan is not there and when you’re in a situation that triggers you on a historical level, you behave impulsively.  You can destroy years worth of work professionally, personally, in a moment of being triggered by that.”

“Pick someone in your life you admire.  Your grandfather, an old college professor, a friend – it doesn’t matter who, as long as you have total respect for them and you admire their life or accomplishments.  Then when you’re about to take a leap, visualize this person at your side, rooting for you, telling you how much they believe in you.  Try it when you ask for a raise, or ask someone on a date, or go for a bank loan to start your small business, or do anything scary that takes you outside your comfort zone.  We all need a little encouragement and support sometimes.”

“You don’t have to be rich to be healthy.  That’s such a misconception.”

“At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.”

“Here’s the thing: life is now.  It’s not 10 pounds from now, it’s not 20 pounds from now, it’s not a million dollars from now.  It’s right now.  And you just have to take a chance.”

“Life breaks us all, but you’re stronger in the places that were broken.  Or you can essentially crumble, give up, and, you know, waste your life.”

“Don’t repress your needs and feelings.  They fester, becoming corrosive and destructive in your relationships.  In a calm, loving way, tell the people in your life what you need.  Don’t expect people to read your mind.  It only leads to disappointment and frustration.  Empower them to empower you!”

“Every human being has gone through a tragedy of sorts.  And the idea is that you have two paths you can take, you can find that alchemy that turns lead into gold, find that magic where you can see the loss as an entry point for learning and grow from it and become wiser and stronger.”

“Here’s the thing, though: forgiving the asshole isn’t for their well-being, it’s for yours.  If you can’t forgive the things that have been done to you – as a kid, as an adult, whenever – then you won’t be able to move on with your life.  Forgiving doesn’t mean forgetting.  Nor does it have to mean letting the person back into your life to hurt you again.  It simply means healing the hurt that’s been done to you and continuing to pursue a prosperous, meaning-filled life.”

“Having the right to happiness means having the right to earn it, not having it given to you without effort and action on your part.”

“Life has a way of working out the way it’s meant to.”

“I will teach people not only how to identify their goals and dreams, but subsequently give them the tools to make those dreams a reality.”

“My agenda is trying to help people live a better life.”

“Life?  You can’t manipulate it or bend it to your will.  You have no choice but to roll with it.”

“Be awesome.  Live life to the fullest.  Shoot for the stars and never settle.”

Cory Johnson: your neighbor’s nephew’s side chick’s third-favorite writer. Believes, to stay woke, one needs a good night’s sleep. Worth $11 million. Calls THIS the #1 way to become a millionaire today.

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