Right or wrong way back when January 2011

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

Below is the content of a post made on January 22, 2011:

It is Saturday morning. Sometimes on Saturday some of the posts are "silent Saturday." Today's affirmation is short and easy to understand. Having said that I constantly forget it's order and reverse it. The question of the day is "do you sometimes reverse the role's too? So here goes the affirmation of the day: "Speech is silver; Silence is golden." Enjoy the day!

It is 2023 and I still have not fully mastered "Speech is silver; Silence is golden". At best I am a work in progress and the progress has been slow. Then again I am not alone. Many though have made more progress. Enjoy your day. 

Comments (14)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wayne - your post has me pondering.  About dashes, sprints and marathons.  And isn't life a combination of such races?  Meanwhile, I wander in wonderment.   

Jan 23, 2023 04:07 PM
Wayne Martin

Knowing when it is a sprint and not a marathon is key to giving it your bet planned effort. 

Jan 24, 2023 05:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Wayne- As I was reading your post Michael Jacobs popped into my head and the through of   "pondering.'  

Jan 23, 2023 07:19 PM
Wayne Martin

I try to get more time for pondering but the grandkids have other plans and now my granddaughter is starting to walk. Little time for pondering with the endless chasing.

Jan 24, 2023 05:41 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for the inspiration, Wayne. There's nothing wrong with work in progress. Better than no progress at all!


Jan 23, 2023 08:10 PM
Wayne Martin

That's my take although sometimes I think it might be an excuse.

Jan 24, 2023 05:41 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I think you are much further along the progress road than I am.  Keep up the good work. 

Jan 23, 2023 08:32 PM
Wayne Martin

Probably not, but getting better!

Jan 24, 2023 05:42 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Wayne, not sure if I understand the truest meaning of this post.  I believe the saying 'Speech is Silver and Silence is Golden' is a proverb and giving greater value to Silence.  And you know, Wayne, many times in life I have found in my experiences, that Silence deserves the accolades...it came out ahead more powerful -  a wiser move.

Jan 23, 2023 10:12 PM
Wayne Martin

Learning to listen is a journey not an event. I am making progress but it is a long road ahead of me.

Jan 24, 2023 05:44 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne I have never learned to bite my tongue and hence I have always paid the price for expressing my views:)) oh well, Endre

Jan 23, 2023 10:49 PM
Wayne Martin

You and me both! Will I ever learn?

Jan 24, 2023 05:44 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jane Chaulklin-Schott  read my comment above I guess I am a slow learner:))Endre

Jan 23, 2023 10:50 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Taco Tuesday and make it a productive day.  Sell a house. Bill

Jan 24, 2023 04:00 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have to admit, I've never heard this entire quote - although I have heard Silence is Golden. And Silence Speaks Volumes. Both are true.

Jan 24, 2023 05:57 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

 I like that quote! I think silence can go a long way personally and professionally- truly listening to clients needs, making them feel heard. etc. That being said, many of us like to talk and we'll always be 'works in progress'!

Jan 24, 2023 08:55 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I especially understand the silence is golden more so after some of the younger nieces and nephews leave. I am not so sure about the Silence is Silver as those same kids would be worth gold if they were quieter.

Jan 24, 2023 09:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Silence is golden.....I like that one Wayne. Speech is silver......sometimes!!

Jan 24, 2023 10:06 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Silence can be golden but right now, I'd more than love to have the sounds of tiny feet pitter pattering and our grandchildren's  laughter echoing through the house, Wayne.

Jan 27, 2023 07:48 AM
Bill Dean
Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson

I too must confess I had always heard only half of the expression ----Silence is Golden!  Another day of learning!

Feb 19, 2023 10:13 PM