20. Stop Wasting Your Life

Many of you know I was given only months to live after being diagnosed with a malignant glioblastoma (brain tumor) in 2010. Doctors at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, told my parents to “make the best of what little time we had left together.”

Never Stop Chasing Your Dreams

My mom knew that I’m an entrepreneur at heart. I absolutely live for the pursuit of success. At the time of my diagnosis, the doctors gave me 90 days to live. Rather than letting me lay around waiting to die, my mom encouraged me to keep chasing my dreams. She worked alongside me as we built the company that is now Best Cellular.

I didn’t die, and now Best Cellular serves customers all over the United States!

Stop Wasting Your Life

We all have an expiration date! Your time is the most valuable thing you have! I’m thankful for every second I have on this earth, but I understand my final destination isn’t just being buried in a hole in the ground.

I live every day, with a focus on living life to the fullest. When it’s my time to go, I believe I’m going to heaven, but until that day comes, I’ll be maximizing every second here on earth!

Don’t Let People Waste Your Time

Stop wasting your life. Don’t spend too much time around people who aren’t living life to the fullest. Choose to be around dreamers. Surround yourself with people who strive for excellence. Pursue greatness!

I don’t let people waste my time! Every day I do something to improve myself. I suggest you do the same!

Do You Have A Dream?

Stop being afraid to start and chase it! The opportunities we all have are limitless! My biggest fear is to look back and say, “what if?” Take big risks! Open your mind, and never ever waste your time! Money comes and goes, but you’ll never get this time back! We all have seeds of greatness within us. You can change the lives of others around you. Are you taking chances and chasing your dreams? 

What Will They Say At Your Funeral?

Here’s a quick exercise that can improve the journey you’re on. Make a list of positive things you’d like to be known for when you die. Take an honest look at your life, as if you were writing your own eulogy. Write down the great things others could say about you now, then make a list of what you wish they would say. If the two lists don’t match, start working on living in a way that matches how you want people to remember you.

On their death bed, many people have similar sentiments. Here are a few common regrets mentioned by those at the end of their life.

  1. I wish I’d dared to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d have spent more time with my family.
  4. I wish I’d dared to express my feelings.
  5. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  6. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Do any of these common regrets resonate with you? What can you do today to make sure you don’t say the same things on your deathbed? Stop wasting your life on things that don’t matter!