Growing up in the 1970’s with two older sisters, there always seemed to be a Tiger Beat magazine laying around. It was common for Leif Garrett, David Cassidy, Donnie Osmond and Shaun Cassidy to be on the cover or on a poster in my sisters room. One of the former teenage heartthrobs, David Cassidy, passed away recently at the age of 67. As the star of the Partridge Family TV series, David Cassidy was never able to quite reproduce the fame he found early in his career.

It was revealed by his daughter that his last words were “So much wasted time”.

Think about that for a moment. “So much wasted time” is a very deep and reflective statement to say as someone’s last words. We’ll never know what he actually meant by that statement. Did he waste time being bitter or angry? Perhaps he meant he toured too much and didn’t take time for himself.

There are endless possibilities on what that statement meant to him.

When I heard what his last words were, it caused me to do a quick reflection of my own life. How much time am I wasting on trivial stuff? Last week, I sold my business and retired at 48 years old. I have taken back control of my life and my new found freedom is going to allow me to explore more, love harder, follow my passions and laugh as much as I can.

My aim is to not have any “wasted time” and when I leave this world I want my last words to be “Boy, that was an awesome ride.”

I challenge you to reflect on your life for a moment.

Are you living life or wasting time?

It’s time to take back control of your life and find your freedom.