Great Quote:

So I am what you’d call a High I/D personality. According to the DISC personality profile that means I am pretty outgoing driven person. I also have very little S (nurturer) and Zero C (detail / analytical). According to this profile I should not over analyze things and for the most part I don’t do this hardly ever except in sports. Specifically golf.

I literally wear myself out over my golf game. I think about it constantly and it just creates a mess for me on the course. This was most recently evidenced last weekend when I went up to play a 3 day tournament in Michigan. I made it 16 holes and then decided to go do something else for the day / weekend. Pitiful I know. I just was playing horrible and not having any fun as a result.

As I was getting ready to come back home my Dad gave me the following quote and had me read it out loud in the car. It certainly puts things in perspective and it is my hope that I will be able to apply this line of thinking to my golf game. I think I’ll enjoy it more. . . Enjoy. . .

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear or embarrassement or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be rapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Steve Jobs
CEO of AppleĀ 

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5 Responses to “Great Quote:”


  1. 1 Chris Thomas July 11, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Seriously… I needed that today. Where is this quote from?

  2. 2 Bill Hampton July 11, 2007 at 9:55 am

    I’m not sure. He just had it printed out on a piece of paper.

  3. 3 thescolai July 11, 2007 at 12:05 pm

    I have thought along these lines for years. Great to read a qoute by someone who put this philosophy so succintly. Time to live it a little more and think about it a little less.

  4. 4 emmauschurch July 20, 2007 at 10:24 am

    This one is one of my favorites… I know it’s sappy, but my grandmother used to recite it to me when I was upset with life…

    “If” by Rudyard Kipling

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with triumph and disaster
    And treat those two imposters just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breath a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch;
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

  5. 5 Kim Little July 21, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Hey, great blog….love the quote!


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My name is William D. Rhodes Hampton. People who know me call me Bill. My friends call me Hampton. Fun Fact #1 - The "D" doesn't stand for anything. I was born and raised in Michigan and now I call Nashville, TN home. I have a beautiful wife and two of the most gorgeous little girls you've ever laid eyes on. We live in Franklin, TN where we're active at The Journey Church. Blogging is new to me, but I'm very interested and excited to learn more about it. I'm officially entering the conversation.

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