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About Marc and Angel Chernoff



Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.”

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Quotes by Marc and Angel Chernoff

Marc and Angel Chernoff (quotes)

  • Be your imperfectly perfect self.
  • Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.
  • Small steps get you to big places.
  • What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows.
  • Be thankful for all the troubles you don’t have.
  • When you procrastinate, you become a slave to yesterday.
  • Ignore the negative rhetoric echoing from the peanut gallery.
  • What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while.
  • Negative people have an endless supply of pity party invitations. Don’t RSVP. 
  • Even the coldest winters eventually turn into springtime. Seasons always change. 
  • The world is as you are inside. What you think, you see, and you ultimately become.
  • Keep both your living and working spaces organized, tidy and uncluttered.
  • It’s easier to take a small action now instead of a big action ’some day.’
  • Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.
  • Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, drama, or negativity stop you from being the best you can be.
  • Nothing is permanent. However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. 
  • Do whatever it takes to create a quiet, distraction free environment where you can focus.
  • Stress leads to poor health, poor decision-making, poor thinking, and poor socialization.
  • Look for something positive about this moment. Even if you have to look a little longer, it still exists.
  • Truly, the greatest power you have in this world is the power of your own self- transformation.
  • It is better to be ridiculously you, than ridiculously boring by trying to be the same as everyone else.
  • Stepping outside of your comfort zone will put things into perspective from an angle you can’t grasp now.
  • Negative people make lots of noise about how bad things are, while positive people quietly and steadily improve things.
  • As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have more friends and more important to have real ones.
  • You need much less than you think you need to be happy, and you usually have a lot more than you think you have.
  • Love comes when you care more about who the other person really is, rather than about who you think they should become.
  • Life is painful. Change is painful. Growth is painful. But in the end, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.
  • Surround yourself with people who fill your gaps. Let them do the stuff they’re better at so you can do the stuff you’re better at. 
  • If you don’t embrace your uniqueness, you will spend your entire life striving to conform to the impossibility of being someone else.
  • It’s one of life’s great paradoxes; when you serve others you end up benefiting as much if not more than those you serve.
  • I will not try to read other people’s minds. I will not make other people try to read mine.  I will communicate effectively.
  • Research shows that although we think that we act because of the way we feel, in fact, we often feel because of the way we act.
  • Get to know your true self. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care about it one bit. 
  • Live and breathe the truth. It’s the most positive, stress-free way to live, because the truth always reveals itself eventually anyway.  
  • Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.
  • Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax When you relax, your brain shifts into alpha state–the time when million-dollar ideas present themselves.  
  • Discipline is choosing to do what you know must be done, as often and as long as required. It’s doing the thing you have to do whether you like it or not. 
  • Have faith that things will work out. You might not end up exactly where you intended to go, but eventually you will arrive precisely where you need to be. 
  • The very first step of overcoming pain and sadness is accepting it; only after this acceptance has been established can you come up with a plan for recovery.
  • Your life is not between the moments of your birth and death. Your life is between now and your next breath.  The present – the here and now – is all the life you ever get. 
  • Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway.  Just do what you know in your heart is right. 
  • Stop consuming the headline news every day. – Most news has no long term value. Mainstream media primarily focuses on ‘what’s hot now’ instead of ‘what will be useful tomorrow.’     
  • If you properly evaluate the circumstances and conclude that the masses are indeed correct, you would be foolish to run the other way, or practice any form of nonconformity.
  • So many people seem to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but have no clue how to lead their own. So focus on your inner callings and keep paving your own path. 
  • Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them, it just means that you care about your own wellbeing. Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive. 
  • What you resist, persists. If you are resisting something, you are feeding it.  Any energy you actively fight, you are feeding.  If you are using negative energy to push something away, you are inviting it to stay. 
  • Ask lots of questions. The greatest ‘adventure’ is the ability to inquire, to ask questions. Sometimes in the process of inquiry, the search is more significant than the answers. The simple act of asking the right questions is the answer. 
  • To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
  • Comfort is state of being in which to find rest and renewal for a short time; it is a dreary and dismal place to remain permanently. If you don’t challenge yourself on a regular basis, your abilities and effectiveness will become stale and weak. 
  • Hold on to your humility. All self-misery has its roots in self-pity, and all self- pity is rooted in taking life too seriously.  If you take everything too seriously, especially yourself, you’ll wind up fearing every new step you take.  
  • Think for yourself, and allow others the privilege of doing so too. We all dance to the beat of a different drum. There are few absolute ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ in the world. You need to live your life your way – the way that’s right for you.
  • Use a timer. I use a timer to limit the amount of time I spend on daily tasks such as email, returning calls, cranking through my to-do lists, etc. This keeps me from getting overly distracted from the truly important tasks I must accomplish during the day. 
  • And if you start small, you don’t need a lot of motivation to get started either. The simple act of getting started and doing something will give you the momentum you need, and soon you’ll find yourself in a positive spiral of changes – one building on the other. 
  • Once you thoroughly know in your heart and mind that life is difficult, then life gets a lot easier to deal with. Because once difficulty is accepted as a foundation, it no longer surprises you or stops you from building a lifestyle that rises above it.

 

  • We often waste too much time comparing ourselves to others, and wishing to be something we’re not. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when we accept everything we are, and aren’t, that we are able to become who we are capable of being. 
  • Success is an attitude that comes from a framework of powerful beliefs and empowering thoughts. Because what you think and believe about your life largely determines how you feel (your attitude), what actions you take (your behavior), and what you achieve (the end result.)  
  • We often waste too much time comparing ourselves to others, and wishing to be something we’re not. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when we accept everything we are, and aren’t, that we are able to become who we are capable of being. 
  • Sometimes a little silliness is all you need to get a better perspective of life’s challenges. Silliness is the carefree, sometimes crazy, and often misunderstood stepsister of happiness.  May you be a friend to both, and smile your way through life’s twists and turns. 
  • Traveling has less to do with seeing things, as it does with experiencing them. It has less to do with discovering something, as it does with discovering yourself.  In your travels you won’t find all the answers, you will find lots of questions you would otherwise have never thought to ask. 
  • Flow experiences are those flashes of intense living when you’re engrossed in a meaningful task that makes you feel more alive. These optimal experiences can happen when you’re engaged in work, paid or unpaid, that move you. Work like this is something you should be pursuing on a daily basis. 
  • Eliminating all distractions for a set time while you work is one of the most effective ways to get things done. So, lock your door, put a sign up, turn off your phone, close your email application, disconnect your internet connection, etc.  You can’t remain in hiding forever, but you can be twice as productive while you are.  
  • You can’t fight fire with fire. Don’t spew hostile words at those who spew them at you.  Tone it down and replace the stink of confrontation with the fragrance of resolution. The louder the opposition wants to yell, the calmer and more confidently you need to speak.  Keep your composure; don’t let them get to you. 
  • Don’t be normal. Sadly, normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you financed, in order to get to the job that you don’t really like, but that you need, to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
  • Some people spend 90% of their time organizing their time. Some tackle to-do lists peppered with insignificance that stretch a mile long.  And still, there are others who refuse to do anything at all.  As for me, I am committed to doing one thing a day, and that has made all the difference.  What one thing will you do today? 
  • Stress is a hindrance thinking Stress leads to poor health, poor decision-making, poor thinking, and poor socialization.      We now understand that higher-level thinking is more likely to occur in the brain of a student who is emotionally secure than in the brain of a student who is scared, upset, anxious, or stressed.  Mawhinney and Sagan   
  • Even as you grow wiser and wiser with age you must remind yourself that an understanding is never absolutely final. What’s currently right could easily be wrong later. Thus, the most destructive illusion is a settled point of view. Since life is continuous growth and movement, choosing a fixed point of view is essentially a declaration of death.
  • Even as you grow wiser and wiser with age you must remind yourself that an understanding is never absolutely final. What’s currently right could easily be wrong later.  Thus, the most destructive illusion is a settled point of view.  Since life is continuous growth and movement, choosing a fixed point of view is essentially a declaration of death. 
  • Get rid of one thing a day for 30 days. We have so much clutter surrounding us at any given moment and we’ve become so accustomed to it that we no longer notice how it affects us.  If you start cleaning up some of this external clutter, a lot of internal clutter will disappear as well.  Choose one needless item each and every day and get rid of it. 
  • Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity is conformity. When people try too hard to be different, they usually end up being just like everyone else who is trying to be different.  Don’t conform to nonconformity for the sake of it.  Mindfully evaluate the circumstances. Once you fully understand your options, make the decision that works best for you. 
  • Your greatest need is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters your mind. You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life, work on controlling your mind. In most cases, that’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
  • Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.
  • Always choose to be true to yourself, even at the risk of incurring ridicule from others, rather than being fake and incurring the pain and confusion of trying to be someone you’re not. When you are comfortable in your skin, not everyone in this world will like you, and that’s okay.  You could be the ripest, juiciest apple in the world, and there’s going to be someone out there who hates apples.  
  • Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they aren’t even the ones who made the mess. These people are your real friends in life. They are the ones who matter most.
  • Often, self-imposed constraints, or boundaries, force you to think differently about challenges, leading to more practical ideas and innovations. Instead of thinking ‘outside the box’ and looking in every possible direction, get inside one box – a specific problem that needs a resolution, a smaller space where big changes can be made, etc. – and focus your creative attention on making a difference. 
  • Don’t take other people’s negativity personally. Most negative people behave negatively not just to you, but to everyone they interact with.  What they say and do is a projection of their own reality – their own attitude.  Even when a situation seems personal – even if someone insults you directly – it oftentimes has nothing to do with you.  Remember, what others say and do, and the opinions they have, are based entirely on their own self- reflection. 
  • Instead of waiting for the big things to happen – marriage, kids, big promotion, winning the lottery – find happiness in the small things that happen every day. Little things like having a quiet cup of coffee in the early morning, or the delicious taste and smell of a homemade meal, or the pleasure of sharing something you enjoy with someone else, or holding hands with your partner. Noticing these small pleasures on a daily basis makes a big difference in the quality of your life.     
  • Love doesn’t hurt. Love is not the problem. – Don’t blame love if a failed relationship interfered with your other important relationships, or robbed you of your self-esteem and personal freedoms.  No, don’t blame love.  For it wasn’t love that stole from you.  It was possession.  It was obsession.  It was manipulation.  It was confusion.  Love had nothing to do with your situation.  For love doesn’t close the door against all that is good.  It opens it wide to let more goodness in.  Love creates freedom and abundance. 
  • Most people come into your life temporarily simply to teach you something. They come and they go and they make a difference. And it’s OK that they’re not in your life anymore. Not all relationships last, but the lessons these relationships bring to you do. If you learn to open your heart and mind, anyone, including the folks who eventually drive you mad, can teach you something worthwhile. Sometimes it will feel weird when you realize you spent so much time with someone you are no longer connected to, but that’s exactly how it’s supposed to be. You are exactly where you’re supposed to be. We all are.
  • Loving yourself lets you worry less what people think of you … Self-esteem comes from the self, not from acquisitions and approval. Wayne Dyer When you acquire enough inner peace and feel really positive about yourself, it’s almost impossible for you to be controlled and manipulated by anybody else. Wayne Dyer Get to know your true self. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won’t care about it one bit.  When you learn to embrace your self with a sense of appreciation and affection, you begin to glimpse the goodness and light that is in you and gradually you will realize that you are worthy of respect from yourself. When you recognize your limits, but still embrace your life with affection and graciousness, the sense of inner dignity begins to grow. You become freer and less dependent on the affirmation of outer voices and less troubled by the negativity of others.   John O’Donohue The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people. Jamie Lee Curtis Only when we do not fully like or love ourselves are we bothered when someone else does not like us… Robert Beno