True January 30, 2011 -Still true January 30, 2023?

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

Below is my post on January 30, 2011.

We are all amazed at how fast the month of January has gone by. Many of the AR blogs have posted positive quotes, stories or affirmations as I have done this month. As we now take the time to reflect on what we have accomplished so far and where we have fallen short of our goals, it is time to ask where we were going with all of this, so it it's time for today's affirmation: "The objective is to become an island of excellence in a sea of mediocrity." Enjoy the day!

It is still true for me today. My island may have grown but it is still not big enough and likely never will be. No matter how good I get, true excellence is always a few steps away! What about you?

Enjoy your day.

Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wayne - and seemingly "just like that" a dozen years go by.  It's amazing that with so many changes in life the number of things that continue to be the same or similar.  

Jan 29, 2023 06:34 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wayne Martin,

I like your affirmation, "The objective is to become an island of excellence in a sea of mediocrity."

Jan 29, 2023 06:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ahhhh Wayne- you have discovered the magic key...

No matter how good I get, true excellence is always a few steps away!


It is in the striving that we live and learn and grow. 

Jan 29, 2023 07:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Diane & I were talking during dinner how fast the month few by, I told her the answer is easy, the older we get the more we notice how quickly time moves on.... Endre

Jan 29, 2023 08:50 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Hey Wayne, generally the more things change the more they stay the same. Although your quote is consistently true. Jeff

Jan 29, 2023 09:50 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I doubt that I will ever achieve true excellence but I am hoping that will happen in Heaven when I get there, haha.

Jan 30, 2023 05:04 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The strive for excellence is an ongoing thing!

Jan 30, 2023 05:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good advice to share.

Let's try to make some personal improvements every day.

Jan 30, 2023 05:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - I like your affirmation statement very much. 

What makes each life meaningful is something each person needs to ask and answer for themself.

Jan 31, 2023 09:59 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne:

It IS amazing how quickly this month has gone. But then I could say that about last year, or the past 10 years!

I really like that affirmation! It's a great one any time!


Jan 31, 2023 10:09 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Time does fly by. Good, sound principles are always timeless no matter how many years go by.

Feb 02, 2023 12:02 PM
Bill Dean
Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson

Ahh 2011,

Not exactly my favorite year, but I do remember it!    We had survived  the recession years of 08 and 09 and had actually done well in 2010 but 2011 was a off year for me.





























































Feb 27, 2023 09:55 PM