Miscellaneous thoughts - Part Two

Real Estate Agent with Wayne M Martin


Thank you Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib for this months challenge. In a three part series I likely will include more than one thought or affirmation in each part but here it goes for part two.

My first thought is that nobody bats a 1,000 which would be perfection in baseball. So if we are going to be successful in life and business we have to change our way of thinking. Should we not seek perfection but seek to avoid stupidity? Now that is an interesting question to ponder.

We have a responsibility to ourselves to improve ourselves. We have to realize that breakthroughs only occur when you see what you have always seen, and think what you have never thought, then do what you have never done. Are we ready for that change? Do we have the tools to change in our possession?

If you need a new tool and have not purchased it yet you are already paying for it in lost opportunities the same way you are paying for the knowledge you need but do not have. Are you ready to make the investment?

Good thinking is expensive but bad things costs a fortune. Which expense are you prepared to pay? This month's contest may help pave the way to good thinking by forcing us to write. If we write well it requires good thinking and that leaves bad thinking nowhere to hide. Good thinking takes time. It is not easy but worth the investment.

And I hope my ramblings explain my thoughts not to be understood but so that those who read this will understand. And that answer is not available if I don't try. So, they say success in on the other side of fear and this is my foray towards that goal. Continued in part three. 


Comments (17)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  your second to last paragraph is powerful, glad you shared with us here on the rain, Endre

Sep 20, 2023 05:09 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wayne- I loved this!!! Every word, sentence and thought was well crafted. To continue to grow and succeed, we have to be willing to keep ourselves thinking. Now is not the time to dial it in.


Sep 20, 2023 05:24 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The analogy to baseball batting average always gets me, since as long as one is batting above the Mendoza line, they are thought to be decent, haha.  Batting over .300 is outstanding, even though that is less than one good thing for every three, which I would not consider to be acceptable with most things in life, haha.

Sep 21, 2023 04:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

This is so true - "breakthroughs only occur when you see what you have always seen, and think what you have never thought, then do what you have never done."

I enjoyed reading part two - If we need knowledge, we need to get it! The right tools are so important.

Sep 21, 2023 05:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

So many people don't think, Wayne, and don't think critically. Of course, I believe part of the problem stems from our education system which for long has been lacking in teaching critical thinking.


Sep 21, 2023 05:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Endre Barath, Jr. - sometimes my ramblings make sense and when they don't I rethink them!

Sep 21, 2023 06:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kathy Streib - Your challenge this month was the opportunity to put more than one thought together in a link. Thanks, more to come in part three and likely future supplements.

Sep 21, 2023 06:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Brian England - I have no clue why I use the baseball analogy so much. Never really liked baseball. Maybe, because as a young lad once read a book called "The Kid Who Batted 1,000"! 

Sep 21, 2023 06:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Kat Palmiotti - thinking what I have never thought is a work in progress and doing things I have never done needs to happen more often. I am no different than most.

Sep 21, 2023 06:18 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nina Hollander, Broker - learning to think critically through education starting at a young age would cure so many of the ills we face today. And for us older people utilizing what we know more often would contribute to the cure.

Sep 21, 2023 06:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Wayne Martin Yup!

Sep 21, 2023 06:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

These days my self improvement is focused on my eternal existence Wayne Martin . That being said we can not make ourselves "more saved" by our actions but we can gain greater knowledge of Who we worship and what He wants us to do for Him... starting with loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.

Sep 21, 2023 11:19 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sep 23, 2023 06:25 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Sep 24, 2023 06:31 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

One of my own axioms is "The more you write the better you think; the better you think the more you write."  Enjoyed this third postings in your series.

Sep 24, 2023 10:34 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Enjoyed your post!  Hope you are enjoying this weekend!  The weather is beautiful ... summer is gone and autumn is here!  Each season brings new challenges and i love all of them!  

Sep 24, 2023 02:07 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne:

The title may say Miscellaneous Thoughts, but they are pretty powerful. I particularly liked paragraph 3 and what you said about the responsibility to improve ourselves.


Sep 24, 2023 02:51 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I love this! I do believe that self-improvement is a responsibility especially if we serve clients.

Sep 25, 2023 11:00 AM