Whether you are a fan or not, The Biggest Loser Reality TV show is a hit in my book. I love to watch people persevere.
For those who are not familiar with this show, they have 15 contestants and they vary in age. In order to qualify to be on the show you need to lose at least 85 pounds and the majority of these contestants are morbidly obese. They work out with trainers for three months on the ranch where someone is voted off each week.
For each of the contestants that were sent home, they all get a chance to win the at home price of $100,000. They have to lose the most percentage of weight while at home. The top three contestants who qualified to compete in the finale are then sent home to lose the remainder of their weight on their own.
What Are Some of the Lessons?
We can all learn lessons from a show such as this even if weight is not an issue for you. I wanted to share with you five things you can learn from The Biggest Loser.
1. It’s never too late to start:
It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s never too late to have the life you’ve always wanted. Johnny started this at the age of 65 because he was determined to live a better life. He has nine grandkids and wanted to watch them grow up. Even though he was voted off he ran a marathon and lost a total of 97 pounds.
Harlan David Sander’s didn’t start Kentucky Fried Chicken until he was 65. Do you think age mattered to him? If you are passionate about something and you want to go for it, stop using age as an excuse.
2. Life is about choices:
Every day we get up and start our day. These contestants were morbidly obese and they sure didn’t get that way by being active. They could have stayed on the couch and continued their life the way it’s always been or make a better choice.
We can keep doing what we’ve always done and continue getting the same results or we can make the decision to do something about it and start today. Life is about choices and we’ve all made some bad ones from time to time. But that’s doesn’t define who we are as individuals. The key is deciding you want something better for yourself and then taking consistent action. That’s the way you’ll get better results.
3. Believe in yourself:
We have to believe in ourselves or we’ll never take that first step. Every single one of these contestants decided to believe in themselves and do something about their current circumstances. Having watched the show before, they knew this was not going to be some relaxing venture. It was going to take a lot of hard work and belief in themselves that they could accomplish their goals. John made that decision from the very start and nothing was going to detour him from reaching his destination.
Anything worth having will never be easy. You’ll have obstacles to overcome and emotions surface you have been forcing to keep down. Without facing the fear and moving through it, you will never get to your destination. It all starts with believing in yourself.
4. Set small goals:
Start by setting small goals. For these contestants they dropped a significant amount of weight rather quickly due to their size, their drastic change in eating habits and exercise. But they set small goals for themselves each week and worked toward accomplishing those goals. The key here is never giving up.
You have to be consistent in your efforts and do something every single day in order to achieve the results you want. Start by setting small goals and working toward those goals each day. The end result is so worth it.
5. The end result is the biggest prize:
All of these contestants came on the show to win the $250,000 prize and being able to be called The Biggest Loser. What they all ended up taking away was so much more. They all walked away with the biggest prize of them all and that was getting their lives back.
If you are creating a better future for your family, staying consistent and doing the work will bring about that prize for you. Not only will you have created a successful business, but you have allowed yourself the time freedom to do more and have more and that is the best prize of them all.