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I can irritate myself easily.

By
Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin

In the distant past of June 2011 I wrote a post about the following affirmation"

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Thanks too the encouragement of Kathy Streib I try from time to time to review some past posts and see if I feel the same way about them some years later. This one has real application as I ponder it.

When I get irritated by the actions of others, I try to see what irritates me about some of my actions. All I can say is I have some work to do and maybe more than I thought I had to do way back then.

May it give you something to ponder. Enjoy your day. 

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lise Howe - being a person continually under construction is not without its work stoppages, ha, ha!

Jun 15, 2023 06:35 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kathy Streib - Sometimes I am excited that I have changed my behavior but many times I see my shortfalls. That is the beauty of being a person continually under construction.

Jun 15, 2023 06:37 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Gloria Todor - Just like any older thing being a person continually under constrction keeps me from becoming obsolete.

Jun 15, 2023 06:39 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Jeff Dowler, CRS - You never get tired of pondering if you are continually under construction. And I can attest to that.

Jun 15, 2023 06:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Marte Cliff - and it is not easy to admit how irritating we are at times. No matter how much progress I make, I still have a long ways to go.

Jun 15, 2023 06:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - you nailed it! And no matter how much you improve there is still room for more improvement.

Jun 15, 2023 06:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Endre Barath, Jr. - always appreciate your comments. Sometime when I get irritated, it is because the other person is just plain stupid. and I am not the ambassador to fix stupid.

Jun 15, 2023 06:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

faye schubert - my position is the only stupid you can fix is your own. And I am a work in progress.

Jun 15, 2023 06:47 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sharon Parisi - being a person continually under construction promotes your understanding of others.

Jun 15, 2023 06:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Wayne, for sharing some of your past posts.

I need to work on my patience levels.

Jun 15, 2023 07:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Roy Kelley - Even at my age, I am a work in progress with patience and some days are better than others.

Jun 15, 2023 11:42 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Your blog/comment seems to call for reflection. When we are irritated, it is a good idea to reflect on the real source of the irritation. Is it really caused by others? Sometimes the cause may be ourselves. 

Jun 16, 2023 06:10 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I could go on and on about this Wayne, but let's just say not everyone is likeable!

Jun 16, 2023 06:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Can definitely say that I am also a 'work in progress' and appreciate the learning process. Could do without some of the lessons though, Wayne!

Jun 16, 2023 06:55 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I am finding that the more we raise our vibrational frequency, raise our inner spirit energy, take our ego out of the picture, deal with love, kindness, consideration, we find life different = living on a higher level.  Secret is to meditate and reach higher -- take the higher road.  Sort of like the saying: "When they go low, we go high." Amazing then how uncomplicated and peaceful life becomes.

Jun 17, 2023 01:01 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Happy Father's Day Wayne!!

Jun 18, 2023 05:08 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin -- it is so easy to get frustrated when we are stuck in road construction. Too often we don't look in the side mirrors or the rear view mirror to notice there is a lot of construction left for us to do including repairs for what is left broken. 

Jun 18, 2023 08:35 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Wayne Martin 

Many times I have caught myself acting like the people I complain about. It is a humbling experience

Jun 19, 2023 06:35 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Through that self-reflection, one can discover gaps in one's own performance. That reflection can be a self-assessment to ensure the person is not engaging in similar irritating behaviors.

Jun 20, 2023 09:03 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Wayne Martin since none of us is perfect and never will be, I am guessing we will always have something to work on so we are not an irritation to others, or even to ourselves!

Jun 29, 2023 02:03 PM