Tell me how this message applies to you... - Jillian Michaels
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[amanda palik] - Always trying to live up to the expectations of others and losing yourself in the process. It's okay to put yourself first as you can't be there for others if you aren't there for yourself
[jocee pacheco] - I suffer from social anxiety, crippling fears of rejection, and a level of awkwardness that is almost painful.
I rock climb. I hike. I mountaineer. I backpack.
I'm an environmental science major with a high IQ and a low tolerance for drama and bull#%^&.
I'm not the nursing major with the colorful social life everyone expected me to be. And I'm OK with that.
Because I love me, I can love everyone and everything else better than if I was harboring reservations about me.
[misty quakenbush clark] - Don't lose who you are for the sake of something you are not!
[sumaiya asad] - This quote applies to a vast area of my life. All my life, I've always done things to please my parents, friends, and everyone around me. Getting good grades, trying to be happy all the time and pretend that everything was okay. I was never truly myself and never had me time. I was a different self near everyone. No one really knew who I really was and being someone else seemed like a safer option. I never had a social life. I was never invited to any parties and I was pretty much non-existent at my school. When I was in high school, I always studied, helped others with their school work, worked/volunteered every weekends, and took care of my mom's health and spent time at the hospital with her because my dad wasn't there for her at the time. I was always so worried about my brother's doing well at school, my mom's health, and my school work that I started to forget about taking care of myself along the way. I was (and still am) always pressured to be this intelligent individual with this high GPA at university. I was always this stereotypical asian girl who was expected to be smart. Truth is, I am not perfect as everyone thinks. I don't have this picture perfect life. I always felt trapped and felt obligated to meet everyone's expectations. In the past, there were times when I used to go lock myself in the girls bathroom, binge eat to cope with everything and just cry because I felt stressed out and pressured to meet everyone's expectations. I had no friends or anyone to talk to. Whenever I talked with people about my true feelings, they would take it and find a way to use it against me, which is why I find it really hard to trust people now. I even skipped school to isolate myself from everything. I started to gain weight and was called fat by not only other people but also the few friends I had and even my family. Acting like a happy person was my disguise and no one knew that something was wrong with me because I was always this whole different person in front of everyone. Now that I look back everything, I realized that focusing on meeting other people's expectations was this heavy burden I put myself. I was doing all these things that pleased everyone but myself and because of this, I put myself into an unhealthy path that affected both my physical and mental health. Now a days, I try to put myself first and try not to let others affect my decisions. I learned to say no to things I don't want to do and I am more myself. I still struggle once in awhile with being myself though, but I try to put myself first before anything.
[jana michelle weaver] - Too bad he never took his own advice.
[dee volpe] - I have taken the mask off and am holding it in my hands. I am truly feeling and being who I am meant to be after 46 years.
[rhonda miller] - No matter what happens....be who you were created to be, not what someone else wants you to be. YOU are the only one who can be you!!!! Embrace it and enjoy your life. Don't sacrifice yourself for someone else's happiness.
[shelley stark allen] - Every day I battle the lazy demon inside me. I was raised by lazy parents. Don't get me wrong they did what needed to be done but that was where it ended. I fight daily to go above and beyond mediocre everyday. I'm not always successful but I pick myself up everyday and fight again.
[becky keck] - Wow I remember when I was married the -x would say what do you want to look like that for. That's all you ever read is the fitness magazines. Well fitness was in my life before him and will always remain with one exception he hated big muscles and towards the end when I decided to start increasing weight and not just maintain for health reasons he made a comment about my arms getting big. I don't have big arms I am just not the chick he wanted and guess he is not the man I wanted. Be yourself and you will be happy. Peace!
[pam vanweelden meekhof] - When I believe on the inside I am worthy the outside will reflect that inner person.
[hannah ross smith] - to me it means...you have to be yourself and not be afraid of what other people think or say.... for me Thats personal... I'm dealing with my family being total bigots against me and my wife for being "out". So I have learned a hard lesson of even if its family if they don't love you for who you are....then fuck them...its their loss!!! I have lost my whole family.
[matt pena] - I feel this! So often in life I've gotten caught up in the what I am, that I've forgotten who I am! And it's easy to give up on someone you don't remember. My health became a non necessity cause why would I try and sustain a life I wasn't even truly living... This is beautiful quote and makes me see it's time for a fight! A time for a self revolution!
[anna baznik] - Be at peace with who you are. Become comfortable in your own skin. Love life. Live it to the max every day. Give back. Make the world a better place than you found it, and do it quietly.
[laurence cornière] - I gave up, lived in a bad addiction for 10 years and I stopped drinking since 2007. I know pain, fear and tears. I was prisoner. It was very hard to fight against this devil but today It's real success in my life with a lot of willpower and I can believe to my final goal. Now I know who I am. I know what I want. I am honest with myself and with other people. Alcohol, it's finished forever. I know one thing. Today, I'm a survivor. I'm a serene person and I have healthy life. I can lift the head walking in the street and look at too far with pride and I can forgive too my father who is dead because of this blasted alcohol. Simply, the mask is fallen down. I AM ALIVE! I don't come back, I go on... Thanks a lot.
[trish coombes filipponi] - I am a new creation through faith in Christ Jesus and my identity is found in Him alone .....have a rockin day Jillian :-)
[kim serra] - this is the part that hits me where I live: "you give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask". The mask has been my reality for more years than I care to admit. I don't even know what my real feelings are anymore.
[amber carpenter] - Freedom and courage to end my heterosexual marriage and divulge in my homosexual desires. Freedom to me is being 29, a teacher, and living an open and honest life with my girlfriend in Chicago. :)
[lisa drbunny lashley] - Under 30 years old and he knew that. He was spiritually old.
[kym duarte] - Ummmmmm wisdom from someone who died from an addiction. ... hi thanks ill take Gods wisdom
[shelby good] - We all have masks. I am a government employee by day, a mother 24/7 and a wife. Seems I wear the mask of my true self the least of all. Its really hard to find the balance.
[kristen lynn] - First fitness trainer to ever post Jim Morrison... This makes me love you even more!!
[lorena williams] - For five years its been hard for me, having kids, alcoholic partner, being a single parent. I lost my self, always said: "I'm fine.. doing great", strayed from what I believe in in myself. I'm struggling to get through my personal revolution, I still feel nothing and then everything all at once, trapped like a puppet. I know the change that must take place inside me will take patients, passion, strength.
[jessica wilson] - For me it's about making the time even with my schedule for my workouts. Its about saying no to people or events if they don't allow me to have my workout time. Its about letting the world see that I'm NOT happy at this weight (even though I'm down 35 lbs) and still plan to lose another 35k regardless of other people saying that I look amazing already or they think 70 lbs is too much.
[maxine bradshaw] - Im a recovering Addict and I had the freedom of being what I really was. I didnt trade in my reality for a role and i didnt trade in my sense for an act..i did exactly as I chose..I did give up my ability to feel and put on a mask..I realised that there would be no change until I chose to change things..You've gotta want it or it will never happen.
[angela micheletti reid] - Jill...this applies to me, especially now. I've been in an unhappy marriage for many many years. 3 pregnancies spread over 15 yrs, yo yo dieting, emotional eating to deal with loneliness and depression. We recently decided to divorce and in the last few months the transformation in me has been a surprise and a blessing. Finally taking care of myself first and then the kids, job, house etc. Eating right, working out, spending time with those I love rather than hiding so no one could see the misery I was in. Power message you posted. Love it.
[valerie ferguson] - He is describing me... It's almost a game sometimes to see if you can live up to a standard that you think someone else has of you. It's a lifelong battle and I am not sure if I'll ever be totally free of it, but I care less and less as I have gotten older what people think.
[lisa maurer] - Don't be afraid of who you truly are. Jim Morrison battled this demon...thus we lost a true poet! He self medicated fighting this and it killed him. To all the naysayers don't speak it unless you know and have or are trying to overcome it.
[rebecca hardie] - Through sexual abuse and trauma from an early age, who I am has been completely shattered. I wouldn't have a clue about who I am meant to be, my sexuality, what happiness and joy are, and my ability to feel has been damaged. You hide from the world and live in a glass jar, suffocating, and watch everyone else live, and because you are so far removed from yourself, the depression is debilitating and life threatening to the point of shock treatment on your brain. It's essential to your happiness and well being to know who you are, love that person, present them to the world and find gratitude and joy in celebrating who you are. Why present a mask to the world, when the mask, in all honesty, is probably not as loveable, or as valued as the real deal. God doesn't make mistakes, and life is the journey of discovering and presenting the real deal to the world. X
[david lucero] - Everyone has roles to live. At work, home, out on the town. We all behave different depending on circumstances. You must know when it's all right to be yourself in order to prevent othrrs from misunderstanding you.
[miranda d gottovi bennett] - Walking away from a marriage where I played a part that wasn't me. I am free and never looking back. I have a man that loves me for me that will never walk away due to fear of the unknown. He has stood by me through thick and thin. I will be cancer free next month for ten years and I have my amazing family and husband for giving me the courage and strength to fight it my way. Today is his birthday and I am privileged to have him in my life.
[zumba letina] - I spent a lot of my adult life in the military and was always afraid if i was myself, people wouldn't like me, like in high school. And i wanted friends. So i became someone else. And was miserable. I the realized, if you're not yourself, the people who like the fake you aren't worth it. And to the person who commented she went to Jillian as a last resort on FB-get off your ass and WORK! Jillian is a motivator and yes, a celebrity. She shows you the art of the possible. She doesn't become your BFF on FB and go to your house to get your fat ass of the couch. She inspires people to DO IT THEMSELVES. Love you Jillian!
[veronica derden-jackson] - Fifteen years in a relationship trying to being the woman he thought I should be! I had to break free!!!!!
[tamie cox] - To create a revolution you have to start with your self and live in your truth and not someone else's vision of you. If we are not our true selves were lying to ourselves and other people.
[john beeson] - I spent a huge portion of my younger years fulfilling roles and being who others expected me to be. Now that I'm in my 50s I've learned to be comfortable with who I am, and that being who I am still pleases others.
[lynn marion] - I don't know who "me" is. :(
[cassandra gluyas] - I spent most of my childhood being teased because of my weight, my intelligence, and my love of horses. I spent forever denying who I was in hopes that someday the bullying would stop. All that did was make me fall further into depression and become heavier. It also basically made me a doormat that other people could walk all over. In the past few years I have slowly realized that I can only truly by happy when I'm true to myself. At the end of the day nothing else matters except how you feel about yourself. I have learned that I am worth not just something but everything and I'm so much happier! I've lost 53 lbs, have an Amazing man in my life, and amazing friends! Nothing can stop me now, but it's because I finally had my own inner revolution!
[linda clarke] - I have lived my entire life from childhood being what other people need me to be. I have no idea how to be who I AM.
[peter chakerian] - Best thing I've read all day.
[sue clemenger] - Revolution and change (personal or cultural) are crucial, if we're to survive as a species. But not enough people talk about the costs involved. The costs can break you.
[tameca jack] - This message applies to me because I strive to be open & honest. I also only care about my fiancé perspective even if I don't always agree with her. Living your life trying to please everyone is exhausting & it's hard to accomplish your dreams & get things done that way. Dr.Seuss had it right when he said" Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." Once I started living that way my life is beautiful:)
[marie hyfield] - I'm having a hard time reading it because Jim Morrison looks so hot.
[dani bee shearer] - I gave up me for the approval of others. I gave up the things I once was to become someone I am not to please somoene who didnt care. God has set me free, and now I can simply be me, and when change comes I am no longer wearing a mask to hide behind, Instead imbracing each moment that God has given me, I no longer am hiden behind what I thought I should be. IM simply ME!
[kimberley jackshaw] - Never live up to anyone else's expectations, work on yourself and let your true self shine and otherwise who cares what others think. You are responsible for your own little corner of the world and no one else. Must share!!!
[kara lebsack] - I have to live with authenticity and integrity, be true to myself, and step out of the closet that I have hidden in just to make everyone else comfortable.
[beth wesolowski campbell] - I think this means I need to quit my job.
[janice crongeyer-basye] - It is so sensible and obvious but so hard for many to achieve. Be yourself not someone else or someone's expectation of you. That is the only way to truly find happiness and satisfaction in life and relationships.
[summer walter] - I have always been one to not let my emotions get the best of me. I lost both parents within a year and half of each other. I was a single mom at the time. There was no time to grieve, I had 2 kids to take care.
When I met my husband a couple of years after, we had 2 children together. Once again, I was in mommy mode, but also now a wife. They all came first! I have always been the one to take care of everyone else and put them first and myself last. Which my familywill always come first. However, as a result of so much building and building and being pushed aside, when i became menopausal, all those pushed aside feelings, came out! It caused me to have meltdowns and depression and a lot of weight gain! I am not prediabetic and fighting to lose it!
It's now time to start focusing on me some. I cant be that great mom and wife if I am not there for them. Its a struggle to remind myself of that!
[rose morris coleman] - Working on yourself and continuing to grow spiritually is never ending work but worth it!
[amber lawrence] - I was a mom at the age of 18 and took on the role with full force. I had to look perfect for everybody because I was a young mom and had to prove it. I had the mask of perfection but inside slowly dying away. It wasn't until I removed the mask and showed my true self that I felt normal and comfortable being myself. I had to fight a lot of demons and heal before removing the mask. That's how it applies to me.
[tasha intriere] - To me it says until you really know who you really are, nothing else will really ever make sense. You must be at peace and know yourself or nothing will really ever matter.
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[pamela buck renzetti] - I'm finding my freedom and realizing who I am inside is okay to let shine...& the insecurities I have felt were nothing more than the insecurities of others put upon me.
[tory lyon] - To me, this message means to:
Drink a lot of alcohol and break on thru to the other side.
[lauma wallpaintings] - It's about following your heart, That's where God's love is, and I am not perfect no matter what my religion is, and I only have one life so I'll be true to myself otherwise I'm waisting
[joelle botsford] - This illustrates my coming out process beautifully :-)
[sandra wood] - For me this means that this world seduces us into a life that is so focused on chasing what others call a good life that we forget that the secret of a good life is in living simply in harmony with the natural world around us. We do not need most of what we have in most cases. We just acquire chasing someone else's idea of a good life. Live simply. Live naturally. Be who you are. When enough of us take that personal journey then this world will be transformed.
[hazel spencer] - For me this is about my weight loss journey. 53lbs lighter so far, around 13lbs to hit target. That Will be my personal revolution
[catrina tutor] - I'm on a weight loss journey and I said that when I'm thin I'm going to dress like me. It made me realize my fat suit has masked who I really am. Can't believe I've been living that way for years. I'm ready to break free!!
[crystal jacobson] - I love this quote. It is hard to find yourself when you are lost for so long. I am on that journey now. I lost myself and my motivation for life. I know I can do it, just gets really hard. I have to be there for me now. It is hard to do when you have lived for everyone else.
[april gann] - This made me look inside myself and think that I make so many excuses for myself. I want to be healthy inside and out. I look at people who are happy and healthy and think wow I wish I can be like that. Then one day at a very low point in my life I looked in the mirror and said your the only reason why your not. From that day forward I have mad the promise to myself to eat healthier, exercise, and smile and love myself. So now people see the true April and are amazed at the positive changes I made within myself.♥
[monique ritacco] - Too bad he wasn't @ peace with who he was. Maybe if he was he'd still b here today. Be true to who you are without altering your mind with drugs life is so much better in reality.
[daniel g. davidson] - The ONLY revolution happens within the perception of our psyche. And that is why I don't join large groups.
[barbara loch] - and who doesn't like jim morrison and The Doors.. my boyfriend in the late 60s was the bass player.....
[sonja gerritsen] - 8 years ago my depression reached an all-time low. After 13 months of intensive therapy and almost being fired, I got demoted and had a hard time coping with the pressure and my 'biased' colleagues, especially my boss. So I faked being happy and capable for years in a row.
I played the victim and fought with my boss, because she saw right through me (which I explained as blackmailing me with my past).
Then, two years ago, I decided to just go with the flow, face my fears and also to be transparent about my work. My boss started to trust me and my abilities. I got more diverse job responsibilities, which allowed me to be more independent. And I did great! Now I have a more leading role where my colleagues come to me for advice and I'm invited to meetings and diners with colleagues from abroad.
Today I had my job performance evaluation and not only do I get my first bonus ever (!) but I also have a good shot at getting a promotion if I keep it up. And I so wil!
Funny, I never realised I had made this significant change in my life until you posted the pic just now... It's kind of cool. Lol
[kam sparks jackson] - We're not our authentic selves. We are a product of societies expectations . We are what other people in our lives have lead us to believe who we are.
[kaz godfrey] - The most amazing feeling is when after 40 years you become brave enough to remove the mask that people have come to know and love but has become too heavy to carry any more. You stand there with fear of rejection, stripped bare to your true inner being and say "This is me". Only to find that the people who truly matter will say.. "We still love you".
[carrie irwin] - It's easy to forget who you are.
[noel haluska] - To be free to say what I think, express how I feel, act any crazy or quiet way I like without inhibition. Incredible beauty and power in that. Less personal is also the idea of fitting into some category or box based on what current norms are..
[gwendolyn sexton] - It has taken some time and still a wk in progress but instead of striving for the society skinny i had to dig deep within myself and find my Healthy! Spiritually,mentally, and physically. In order to accomplish this I had to quiet the garble and old tapes that crowded my thoughts and started listening to the quiet whisper within and soon enough this whisper is beginning to get louder and easier to hear!
[reyna mora reyna] - To me it's always putting everyone's needs before my own. As a mom of 5 and being a military family for so long I forgot what my needs are because there's always someone needing something, a project, lunch, homework always something and so many excuses that the revolution within is surfacing and excuses are running out but I don't know where to start
[julie battaglia hook] - Blanket not "blank" lol
[julie battaglia hook] - How very thought provoking. This applies to both me and my husband. We "talk" a lot about ditching corp America and pursuing something more meaningful. It's fear that holds us back. Fear of losing that financial security blank. We do need to have our own personal revolution to accomplish leaving gear behind and just going for it.
[lisa urban] - Be honest with yourself and don't put to much care into what people think of you. BE YOURSELF.
[maria l casas] - it makes me feel good..b/c i am a 40 year old grandmother and society tells me i should act a certain way..but i dont want to..i still wrestle with my boys..i'm told many time i dont ACT my age.. but i am not acting..i'm going with what i feel..but there is insecurities b/c i dont live up to someone else's expectations of me.. a certain haircut or dress a certain way. So those times when i try to restrain myself i feel out of balance
[loretta maillet] - It took me a while to find out who I really am, and I'm still discovering Me. Unfortunately, it's really hard for me to say No, and sometimes I forget about myself. People Pleaser for sure, or as I say it, Just being too nice. Anyways, You need to be you, and there's only one person who can find that out <3
[paige mcomie] - This amazingly ties into me right now.. I have been on an incredible journey this last year. I got ill & went on the road to treatment. After I got sick I realized how short life is. I decided to finally put all my fears aside and go for my dreams of being not just a fashion stylist, but a designer. Yesterday as I was taking my placement test on writing I had to write about whether it's better to be unique or to fit in to society. Which is something I've come to realize over the last year as I have been slowly taking my mask off & being who i am. Instead of being afraid of what people may think. Now I'm excited to be starting school again & getting my degree in fashion design. Alexander McQueen said," give me time & I'll give you a revolution" and that's something I truly feel. I feel like I'm unstoppable & I can do anything I put my mind to since I read your book "Unlimited"
[julie freeman beckstein] - Through deciding to adopt....something my mother was dead set against....so we went ahead and did it three times.
[dawn m. isaacs-powell] - I usually put my feelings aside to try to make others happy first... I need to do what I think is best for me too.
[amanda chapman dunaway] - It's truly up to me to make the first move.
[melissa ammann-vandermey] - This to me is saying, "quit worrying about pleasing everyone else & put yourself first! Be real, be you, and stand strong in those choices!" How I choose to eat, how I choose to raise my kids, & how everyone around me always says, "1 glass of pop won't hurt you..." Well that to me is like offering crack to an addict! Good message Jillian c/o Jim Morrison
[sarcasmand herlittlesister] - I feel like I lost myself when I became a mom and then again when I got married and had more children. It would be nice to give up the unimportant things and just be me again
[nichole roland] - I have taken off the mask of trying to please everyone else and in return I am now focused on being me. I'm so much happier and I even lost all my weight once I put the focus back on me!
[shari heiser] - It touched my heart. A message that must be shared. #Truth
[deana davis] - I say screw it be yourself
[kimberley mae leanne kidner-hogg] - Got his face tattooed on me cuz I love him so much! Lol
[kimberley mae leanne kidner-hogg] - Love it, love jim. Live by this.
[denise culton] - Not speaking up for myself as though I wasn't worthy and accepting the verdict of others and letting them steer my ship.Can't get out of my own way.Comfort Zone = Hiding Place.
[carol moore] - There just isn't enough room to comment on this. I didn't have this personal revolution tip 48 and it's an amazingly difficult, joyful, agonizing, freeing journey. Scary risky and fun and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I will be me regardless of anything the world throws at me. No apologies or excuse.
[christle waugh] - My reality has become so overwhelming... I cannot seem to remember or think of anything else. Thanks, jillian... I needed that.. not sure it can help me change things..but at least it's a start.
[stephanie king] - Too bad he didn't practice what he preached. He didn't love himself enough to put an end to his addiction. Such a waste, and loss of such talent.
[kathy e. wiens] - Its others, that put the masks on me.
[donna potter- chesko] - That's awesome, thanks for the share
[laura amick] - Jim Morrison was an amazing artist...too bad he was strung out on acid most of the time but he was great.
[donna evers] - Agreed! We don't do ourselves or anyone else any good until we become or let in the real authentic self!
[teresa giatrakos] - Actually it started happening to me at the age of 30 and continually progressed through the years. As it progressed I became more settle with myself and started liking the real "me" once again and realized how much I missed being me. But JM is right - it's got to happen inside first - you got to feel that realness. Love this
[caz tricks] - I'm kinda liking beards - short and clean and soft only mind x
[roseanne nabhan] - This speaks to the inner self. We are what we think we are. Thoughts are things.
[michelle mills] - Ive recently had my change within and then the rest of my life changed for the better!
[rosie tee] - I finally allowed my 'me' to break through and start shining one year ago... fresh start at 52 and this leg of my journey gets better every day!!!!
[cathy manning kovacs] - Why try to be something that we aren't ?
[nina hip swang rains] - Wow.. I found this pic earlier this week.. I totally relate on so many deeply personal levels..
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[daniel propst] - To thine own self be true! Whatever that may be. My grandmother impressed that upon me.
[kathi potter] - It reminds me that "med" is the only person I can really be.
[tatiane barauna] - Feeling like less when thats what everyone wants me to be,less. Learning how to be me,even if me fails at times
[heidi griess] - Life teaches us the opposite, this requires being present in our life everyday, not falling prey to our busy schedule, it requires diligence and fierce desire to protect our own soul. It's hard.
[jennifer marie] - My soul finally healed from lots of pain i endured in,life. I'm free and love myself. No longer blaming me.
[sarah l. hanson] - In order to be free I had to realize weight doesn't matter to me. What matters is eating healthy and exercising for a need to feel good, not to lose weight. Because ultimately when I eat healthy, stay active, and keep a good attitude; it spills over in to many other parts of my life.
That's what it is really all about.
[kathy king pachlhofer] - I have worn a mask all my life....
Started with childhood bullying and I guess am still sometimes wearing some type of mask, trying to please others. I am happier today being myself and enjoying life and am even getting in better physical shape. Am into my third month of exercising and watching what I eat better, with results of losing total of 16 inches. I feel better and that's what is important to me right now!
[karen lee thomas] - I thought I knew what I was. Now I know I was wrong.
[lori hart] - Only recently did i realize I had a mask up and I am working on myself now and trying to do away with the mask and letting my true self open up.
[gail gleisner] - Very moving and powerful words. Brought me to tears as I am stuck and so want to be free from the rope that bind me.
[brenda parker] - Its actually so much easier to just be yourself rather than whoever you're being to please others... Dont you have to be happy before you can make others happy?
[tami combs dodge] - As a child care provider I learned a long time ago I have to take care of me so I can take care of those that depend on me. I have children looking to me as a role model so it all has to start with me.
[tina bourdelais] - Do you really think that in today's world we still have the option to be 100% ourselves?
[laurie trahan lafrenaye] - Stand up strong for what you believe is right!
[crystal tursak-martz] - So many of us wear masks. Possibly a different one for every occasion. Jim Morrison speaks the truth when he says we vas it have a personal revolution until we take those masks off.
[nancy shiner] - We all get caught up in living life behind the mask of who we think we "should" be or society "wants" us to be. Eventually we becoming so comfortable in the role we have created for our lives that we OURSELVES believe that the mask is who we are and the role is the reality. It takes a great deal of personal honesty and humility to really take a look into your heart and soul and discover Who am I REALLY in my heart of hearts--and then to have the tremendous courage to be exactly that self out there in the world fearlessly. THAT is true self-esteem--in that you value exactly who you are as a human being and let everyone else's opinion of that self come second to your own belief in who you are.
[margene habermacher] - Thanks Jillian... needed that reminder!
[michael mcfarlane] - Yes, you need to take charge of your life and stop conforming to whatever you think you need to be. Be that person were born to be. It starts with you. Too bad Jim Morrison went too far non-conforming -- it would have been interesting to watch him fulfill his destiny, which I am certain wasn't to kill himself.
[nancy alspach] - Been in the midst of finding "me". Today that meant running my personal fastest 5K time at the Biggest Loser Lexington race. :)
[grand paw] - Liked my grand father's advice for this.....don't worry about what other people think.....most of the time they Don't
[colleen keesler mcclister] - Hiding behind a lot, wanting change, letting fear dictate the results.
[becky gumm hill] - I am turning 40 and need a serious change in my life and those who are close know exactly what that change is.......the freedom to be who I really am!!!! I need this personal revolution!!!!
[stephanie davis] - This is amazing. Clearly I have work to do as I wear a mask because I'm too scared to let others in. I wish I could be who I am without worrying about what others think or feel about me.
[jennifer dennis] - Stop pretending to be who or what you're not. Once you let go of others expectations you'll be free to be you.
[jamie consolo] - it reminds me of how I sold out because I was too afraid and it makes me feel like I need to figure out how to fix it...
[dawn podendorf] - When I was heavy everyone thought I was happy the way I was. Jillian showed me who I really was and now I am happy the way I am. I can also do more things. Thank you
[emma brown] - He's totally right, hard to change yourself though.x
[martha magaña] - This is great !! It is hard at times to be who you are especially when the truth is took at. It can be difficult to be oneself when people judge,I try to be whom I am truly with out masks if I hurt someone along the way ,I try not to brush it off.I know I have to learn to be more sensitive when I am being honest and truthful.
[nikki nardizzi] - I let my flag fly ... freak or otherwise <3
[karla a. rednour] - Sometimes daily struggles and people who you surround yourself with can change you. We stifle ourselves to tolerate life around us instead of changing the life and surroundings around us.
[yvonne walden] - Good question jillian, for me it means being true to my inner self. What makes me smile, it's not the way society says I should,act,weigh,look,or raise my child.....it's about making choices that reflect ME and building a life worth living. Thank you for giving me. An opportunity this morning to reflect....
[michelle johnston korkoleo] - Funny you post this. The mask came of in Aug.. making (not finding) time for me, and only me... my soul needs the quiet ..started to work out again a week ago to one of your videos...and your kicking my ass!! Lol :-)
[georgina dirker] - A change of life circumstances can bring forward a change (sometimes unsettling) of identity. Over time we become our job, our home, our car and those we associate with - our street cred! When that all changes if forces us to look within, sometimes feeling unrecognizable even to ourselves. But it brings forth a chance to become authentic, connect to whats really important and be born again! :)
[ashanita moffett] - I gave up me the person I was for a relationship I've changed so much for my partner I just forgot who I was and put on the mask of I'm so happy and nothing can knock me down. Now I'm trying to learn ME all over again.
[julie zacharias cook] - It reminds me to be myself first!
[christine boggess] - I no longer try to hide things about my life. I am who I am, no excuses or regrets!
[mary jo sullivan] - On my personal healing journey as we speak (or type)
[virginia vielma] - I wish I could be free to be me but I can't due to financial difficulties I have to stay and be a good little girlfriend
[sufian awad] - ما بعرف انجليزي لكن الزول ده مطلوب من العدالة
[cheryl daymon] - Be who you want to be, not who everyone else wants you to be. True to me. But the last part about the personal revolution makes me think about my committment to healthy eating and exercise. It needs to come from within me, not just because the doctor says or it won't stick.
[cathy huestis] - The awakening occurred on the inside and that is when everything else changed around me. It's very easy to get lost in being what everyone else wants you to be and unless you have a desire...a fire burning inside with a deep knowing, then it's hard to get yourself out of it. Dream your dreams and make your dreams a reality...You come to life when you come to understand and become " free to be."
[john m. bartalone] - Hello to Miss Jillian Michaels , thank you for this great post and one of many of , Jim Morrisons awesome views on life and spirit ... he was a musical profit artist .... my Fav band and singer ... I see your point on his saying ..... I get it .... this and his message ...sooooo freakin true 'aye...... well thanks and I'm sure Jim thanks you in Paris or heaven ...lol... luv the show ...and yer my fav trainer too , I was a 5 certified personal trainer as well ...vey much like your style .... watch you and the show all the time and seasons ....keep up the great work .... oh saw you here in my town of Clearwater , Fl. early this year at Ruth Eckard Hall .... your great ! take care .... John B.
[allitca haynes] - The man died way too young. Drug OD. :(
[michelle cassie pillion] - it's always an inside job first and foremost. sad that many people in the world are oblivious to this truth. they are too comfortable in their misery. there will be no worldwide revolution but there is one inside of me.
[becky blamer] - if you don't know who you are and you hide behind other and facades how can you really love yourself and then how can others love u........if you dont get to know yourself and put yourself first you cant help others in there struggles there goals..........it is so deep...and it has taken me triumphs and tough struggles to get to the point i come first so i can be there for others....i have to take everything in and then give it away to keep it................
[jenn say] - That even though I may have lost myself I'm still here and it's okay not to live up to others expectations. And most importantly it's okay to be me just as I am!!!
[jaydell eubanks long] - Disguises
I no longer want to wear a disguise,
I want to be me with no compromise.
I no longer want to hide what I believe,
the dreams that I have, I must work to achieve.
The brokenness I’ve felt inside is healing every day.
Some scars have been left behind, but they've brought me to this day.
No more disguises, no mascaraed.
I'm growing stronger in who I am, and the scars have begun to fade.
Please look past my frailty and try to see the beauty.
I can’t be someone else, I can only be my very best me.
[tracie sargent] - When I'm just being me - no masks, no pretending to be someone I'm not - it's when I'm at my best and when I'm the happiest. I hope that when people see that, even if only in some small way, they too will find inspiration. One small step at a time....
[deborah jamison hand] - I think finally realizing that if you don't start you, being empowered from within. You're always just giving or doing something-----that's not in your best interest/many years of this!!!!!!!
[michelle-teddy owens] - I think he was stoned when he wrote or said this
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[candace baker] - It sounds like he got it from the Jungian Theory of personality development.
[terri vollmann tripp-whitaker] - We have so many roles and so many masks. It is easy to forget about your true self when you try to fulfill everyone's expectation of you.
[lynnise reveron] - We must be ourselves, the best that we can be. Then can we move forward and be a positive example
[laura hottinger] - In the last year and a half I've dropped over 100 lbs, ended a toxic relationship, and have gained a lot of respect at work. I've taken off my mask and now try to live my truth each day. :)
[robin lape] - Seriously.....Jim Morrison......words of wisdom?
[dawn marie andrie] - Absolutely loved Jim Morrison, have his book & movies & poetry! He was a very deep person!
[tina dawn schmidt] - My version of this would be: "Create, redefine and display your own vision of the titles (or roles) you are given or have assumed. Sometimes at work or with family you are expected to behave within certain guidelines that are an acceptable reflection of your company or family tradition even if that's not how you would choose to act if unconcerned about fitting into their norms. The only problem with this is you have to be brave enough and strong enough to accept that if you don't "follow the rules" you may not maximize your promised potential benefits. Which are often false and exaggerated material benefits anyway. That's when misery sets in. There are times when you can play your "role" and times when you can completely play "you"...but to be "free", eventually you will either find the balance of these two and redefine those titles to fit your personality breaking others opinions of what your reality should look like OR completely change your roles and assume new titles for yourself ultimately realize you can actually do that ...achieving that is a personal revolution and transcendent freedom. Good examples of this would be an entrepreneur starting his/her own business or someone from an overweight family that has taken their own route to health, I know there are way more examples but these are two personal experiences in which this quote rings true for me! Love to you all! Peace be with you!
[leslie jones schwartz] - Love him!!!Wise beyond his years!
[michelle flores] - Well he died at age 27 because of alcohol dependence. So I don't know that being who he was brought him peace. Who I am is flawed creation that desperately needs to be in a relationship withy creator. Giving in to all of my natural desires will never bring me peace.
[curley que] - For many years I just gave up on myself and began giving up on life. I wasn't happy and one day finally realized why. It was because I wasn't being true to myself. I kept thinking that happiness was something that outside sources could provide but then I woke up and realized I had to make changes in my life and within myself. I am finding my happiness again as I have found my true self once more. For me this speaks volumes. We can sit and complain about how much our life sucks but until you open your eyes and are willing to make the changes toward becoming a better you, you won't be happy. The revolution starts when you wake up and start making those changes to be healthier and happier in your life.
[kristin krafthefer] - Change comes from the power within! Change your thoughts, change your world, change THE world because at that point the world is in your hands and the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!!
[julie ford rothermund] - Sure wish he'd been able to do that for himself, very tortured, short life....
[jo pfetsch] - I don't know, Jillian...I am so lost. I was losing weight steadily, and for the last year, nothing, even though I am still doing all the right things. I feel like giving up....
[nicole law] - Be free feel comfortable in your skin and be happy. Free your mind and live.
[karen cook] - I am 43 years old and am currently trying to find out who I am after living my life trying to be who everyone wanted me to be. I want to be an individual and learn how to express myself, my true self.
[erica massey-mackewen] - I feel it means, if you want to see change, changes must happen with you first.
[kathy simone] - Bascially it is okay to put yourself and who are first without allowing others to control or manipulate you into something that you are not which leads to misery and unhappiness. The only person you need to make happy and love is you first, everyone else comes second.
[kimberly holloway kasprzak] - I have done that for so long! In ready to be just me, real, nothing more, nothing less. I owe it to myself
[karen allen] - I exchanged one career for another to be with my family. Both careers have never truly satisfied me. I should have pursued music because that's where my passion resides.
[james weston vereide] - Being free isn't as cheap as it used to be, lots of price checkers out there! ;-)
[laurence cornière] - I add : Freedom is very precious emotion. It's one of things the most important for me. xxx
[carrie lemaster] - being sexually abused by my father, abandoned by my mother for confessing, shunned by my syblings for ruining our family, I still don't put myself first, thinking I can still come up with a way to have a relationship with them. A friend once told me while I was in the middle of a big project that if I wasn't doing all that I would have more time for her and what she needed. Even after that I remained friends for a time. I don't know how to put myself first and find that inner being.
[alison santymire] - Be true to me. Stand up for things I believe in even if not all agree.
[ethel lee] - inside makes things more better
[jessica rodriguez] - We were born to be ourselves and no one else can ever do it for us...you can try to be someone else, but you will never know true happiness until you live your truth!
[mandy reed carter] - I've always been me...and that's all I'll ever be...
[bryan harris] - I'm working on accepting myself. It's a work in progress.
[jason hoffman] - Love Jim Morrison If you haven't read his poetry try some ;o)
[maureen giborees-kreiner] - I have learned to put myself first,learned to say NO(and don't feel guilty about it),and have said goodbye to people who were toxic in my life.
[sherrie hughes] - It sets you free when you realize that you, and you alone bring about the positive changes in you :)
[steve kirkbride] - Amen to that sister
[eva hall] - i don't put on much of a mask. I am what I am, and if you don't like it, I don't hold anyone hostage. No one needs to be my friend.
[kellie dullaghan] - I say brilliant in his lyrics, died too young
[clayton warner] - "People Are Strange"
[yulia kazachenko] - This being said by a man who died when he was 27 years old of a cocaine overdose.... Leaves me in doubt
[kim dimacale] - my first label /mask is daughter, then Sister,Mother, Wife, nurse each hides a piece of me. each pulls me in different directions. As I peal off the layers I am slowly healing by pealing of the layers.
[kristi nelson baer] - Being true to ourselves and learning that IS enough! We are enough! Allowing ourselves to be the BEST possible version of ourselves. Learning to motivate ourselves from internal strength, rather than external factors is key!!!
[mindy pye] - It's all about being authentic! People respond really well to someone who is just being authentic - even if that means you're imperfect or odd. That's why we all reacted so negatively to Miley. It wasn't just the overt sexuality which we're used to seeing in music and in the media, it was so false and so grossly exaggerated, that it was disturbing to us on a gut level.
[glori breitbarth-daniel] - Have learned to be myself & if someone doesn't like who you are~~MOVE ON!!
[michelle berry] - Free the person within myself. We lose ourself within societal assimilation and the world's idea of who we should be, once we break that bondage and reveal ourselves, not only are we free and happier, but the world benefits from knowing the real you! #myahamoment
[ateng lalane] - It's me, it doesn't matter what people think of me for the fact that this is me....ask me and i will tell you what the truth really is.....i cannot pretend to be someone else because that's only happening in the movie and i am Not a movie star....this is me...this is who I am and I Am Free.
[yasmin hawat] - I lost the real me somewhere and I still can't find it.
[belinda jeff orcutt] - The middle sentence applies to me at the moment. I am working toward the rest.
[patty sulieman] - Be yourself not wht ppl expect you to be,dont be scared to express your true feeling and opinions find peace with urself luv urself and you will love others
[debbra corbin euston] - Right on. Truth. Jim. :-)
[adrian russo butler] - I've spent the last 20 some years getting fat...it took something inside to happen to make a change :)
[donna murphy] - Jim Morrison is dead so obviously he doesn't have the answer. I don't see any message for me in this blog.
[kim lovering] - Wow Jillian no one else can make me happy or live me til I figure out how to love me & make me happy! Stayed in 12 year relationship wishing he'd change and it's me that needed to change!!!! A ha moment! Xxo
[stephanie wysong bell] - I am working on this very thing in counseling right now. Speaks to me
[smiley lopez] - Be yourself don't change yourself for the world
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[tammy dumaresq chang] - Working on the Change within myself !!!
[ania roberts] - I am getting back on MY feet. After playing the role of wife and mom I got lost somewhere. I told myself for so many years that my husband' sand kids' happiness is mine. It wasn't. I found time for me.... Real time away and am slowly going back to me. I feel like it makes me a better wife and mom when I'm ME first. ;)
[lisa matusz] - Hiding my sexuality from family and coworkers took years off my life and a tremendous amount of stress effected me physically and emotionally. My family has stuck by me, supported me and respects me. As far as coming out at work, when I made the announcement after working in a man's world for 20yrs a voice shocked me from the crowd of silence by saying, "who cares!" The relief was so great I wished I'd done it long ago. The excuses, the lying all those years. How foolish I was when I could've been enjoying who I really am. I'm now retired, much less stressed and now no longer care what other ignorant people think, they can go fk themselves
[giselle denisse] - Amén!!! Discipline it is
[amy fay martin] - Applies to me in EVERY single way.... <3 This!
[marina eliese tudor graham] - Everything starts with loving yourself.
[amy stepp] - Taking time to work on me and learn to love who I am! Finally seeing what I want and learning to not care about what everyone thinks. I'm staying focused and only surrounding myself with positive people!
[kathleen rivera alvarez] - This is so True be your self and be happy being who u are
[laurie lee] - Working toward compassion, courage and connection and being my true authentic self in the process!
[mike garner] - Physco babble from rich child who never needed to work for a living, to provide for a family.
Good music though.
[dawn allen] - I love this! thanks
[lisa hopkins] - I have made the choice to live as authentically as I can and try hard to sync up my inner and outer life, but lately I've been noticing that quite a few in my inner circle don't do the same or are reverting back into roles, masks and game playing. Not sure what to do about that.... loving them as they are has been my way for more years than I can count, but it's become a painful journey, as counterintuitive as that seems. The alternative to embracing them is to gently let them go... just as painful of a thought, but I guess to live in your integrity and evolve, sometimes you have to do what must be done. Who knows if it's not what's best for both people.
[crys crys] - You don't have real freedom until you know Jesus. :)
[jamie darnall] - I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. I give it like it is and if you don't like it, oh well, I don't need you in my life. To many fake people out there and life is to short to go around pleasing everyone else.
[jena collopy] - Jillian Michaels - i am curious as to why you haven't decided to become a vegan for the health benefits and also because you love animals
[heather mcpherson] - i gave up being a personal trainer for the retail management role and was so stressed out, I am back training and love it!!! I got back to being the role in life I was born to be!!!
[jo mzangelification churchman] - I eat out of built up emotion. Gave me type 2 diabetes. Even tho. I've lost lots of weight. I still have a long way to go. Emotionally. Physically. And spiritually. And most of all. To be free from a past that no longer serves my future. Then. As soon as I've helped myself. I can help others. And try to make the world a better place!
[aisha warburton] - Life and responsibility often get in the way of us being our true selves.
[amber johnson] - It takes hard work and constant reflection...but soooo worth it!
[julia mandella taylor] - i love you Morrison!
[morgan moody] - The root of a lot anxiety, depression and the feeling of being lost has a lot to do with not living the dreams and passions we have within us. Faking it is a silent killer. Finding purpose and self worth are the greatest tools a person can have in their tool box.
[wendy jo] - We cannot set out to change the world if we aren't sure what we think needs changed. Society shouldn't tell us what needs done... We should decide what is important to us as individuals.
[mary burns] - A lot of this struggle is due to my job. Watch my tone, watch my tongue, pretend I enjoy what I do, tolerate others' lack of responsibility or pride and keep the office going. I'd give anything to leave. But the job has security and excellent benefits, and my family depends on me; and I can't spend every day whining. I've gotten very good at being 'me' around family and friends so that is real, and as my toddler keeps growing I'm reconnecting with activities that help. But the work angle is a tough tightrope to walk, and still haven't found an answer on how to really move past it and find a greater satisfaction overall.
[paulette goodreau] - Never traded anything....
[trina fite] - Hit me deep today...
[richa beard] - you can't expect to see any results on the outside until you make the changes you need on the inside!
[diane wiskus] - Loved this quote... Thanks for sharing
[maria sanchez] - Amen!! When I let my light shine, remove myself from interactions that are not uplifting and honor my gifts. Authentically showing up in each moment.
[jackie moore] - Oh wow! I continually change to fit the situation... I have been fortunately or unfortunately losing that 'filter' - I have he mom role, business role, family role etc. all require differences..
[elizabeth diane krolczyk] - I retired from my job as a teacher to find out who I am. I gave it all to my children and students. It is a process but a good one. Hope I find me.
[jess kamont] - Being a mother means not having the time to care what anyone else thinks... if you can face yourself in the mirror and know you lived your day honestly and truely, you'll never feel defeated
[naomi williams] - Love me sum Jim Morrison
[richard smallwood] - Very true statement. If it isn't believed/lived by you in your heart, you can't get anyone else to believe it.
[dawn kopp] - be real with yourself, the universe will rise up to meet you :)
[debbie ray] - Most of the world would rather just the mask, too busy to hear more than "whatever, I''m fine", no one really wants to know!
[kendra sharpe] - The only way to be the best person is to be true to yourself. By being true to yourself then and only then can you be truthful and honest with the people around you. The people that you see who are misserable are usually only trying to please the people around them and forget who they are looking at everyday in the mirror. If you can be true to yourself you will never be able to be true to anyone. Freedom will always be fleeting.
[vittorio graziani] - As my favorite saying goes: "if you think you can do it, if you think you can't so it your still right." It's oneself to change what makes them happy.