Easy to tout your success, easy to blame others for your failure

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

In March of 2012 I wrote the following post:

Ever notice how quickly some people are willing to tell you about their successes? Ever notice how some people are hesitant to tell you about their failures? It is somewhat humorous how that seems to work out. The fact is we should take the credit for our successes and equally, accept the blame for our failures.

It is with this in mind that I offer today's affirmation: "I am the producer of my circumstances, not the product of them."

Do you accept the blame for your failures? Do you work hard to overcome your failures? Do you create your circumstances? What say you?

Enjoy your day.

Comments (12)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I love this Wayne- i've always had a tremendous amount of admiration for anyone who steps up to admit a mistake or discuss a failure. I also love what you offered for a daily affirmation... I am the producer of my circumstances, not the product of them. 

Mar 08, 2023 05:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne it is so easy to bang my chest with my heroic endeavors, a bit difficult to eat humble pie. What a great post and it still stands the test of time, Endre

Mar 08, 2023 07:23 PM
Wayne Martin

Thanks, means a lot coming from you!

Mar 09, 2023 05:13 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Well everything we have is a blessing from God, that is a good place to start and acknowledge our creator first.

Mar 08, 2023 07:58 PM
Wayne Martin

Good place to start!

Mar 09, 2023 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Wayne, again. You'll get no argument from me. It's important to remember that often successes are actually a by-product of failures.

Mar 09, 2023 05:02 AM
Wayne Martin

Bingo - if you don't try you have already failed.

Mar 09, 2023 05:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It is indeed hard to own up to failures but doing so is the way to growth.

Mar 09, 2023 05:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Wayne -this is food for thought.  Especially for those who gained so much from gluttony.  

Mar 09, 2023 06:12 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Great affirmation and yes we are the person responsible for our own success.

It has been said when asked about failure to invent a light bulb, Edison said he learned 10,000 ways that didn't work.

Mar 09, 2023 07:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This continues to be outstanding advice to share. 

Many of us should probably update some of our best old blog posts.

Mar 09, 2023 08:37 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This is an excellent affirmation, Wayne! And it IS important to own up to our mistakes rather than blaming others.


Mar 09, 2023 08:56 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

When we mess up - fess up!  Make it right.  And my thought is that messing up isn't a bad thing but rather an opportunity to do things differently.  Keep em coming Wayne - I'm enjoying your posts!

Mar 09, 2023 09:40 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Wayne, I have come across lots of quotes on being truthful and honest with ourselves and others.  Look truth squarely in the face and no big deal to be honest about our failed experiments and experiences in life.  Hey, I'm working on them....  
I like this quote by Wiadimir Klitschko:
   "The whole key is to be honest with yourself, find the weak spots,
   work on it, get it done."

Mar 10, 2023 11:31 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - Wise words indeed! 

What is failure? Ask Michael Jordan, Thomas Edison, Issac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, The Wright Brothers, or me!

Mar 11, 2023 06:54 PM