This Is My Theme Park, What Should I Scream For?
You may not notice that the title of this post comes from a lyric by rapper Lil’ Wayne. You may also not notice that I’m back with an update. It’s me, Glen (the old owner of this site, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the PluginID story). I promised you all that I would be back, and here I am. I had planned on doing an update about how my Cloud Living lifestyle is going better than ever and was even going to share some pictures of my new apartment. I’ve changed quite a lot in the last few months so I’m not even going to bother. This post is all about you. When listening to one of of my favourite songs recently (Forever, by Drake) the lyric used in this title really stuck out to me. You may have your own interpretation of what it means, but to me it’s simply this: if you’re living the life that you want to live, what does it matter if other people know about it? If you feel the need to update the world with everything that is going on (besides friends and family) then in my opinion, you’re probably not living the life you want to live. Otherwise you wouldn’t care about telling the world through your blog, Twitter or Facebook profile. I noticed in myself quite recently the urge I had to let people know about my successes and what is going on in my life. In reality though, it’s all just Ego bullsh*t. For that very reason I deleted 1,800 tweets from Twitter and deactivated my Facebook profile. My friends can get in touch with me by phone and I speak to my family in the UK on Skype. I don’t need to use services for the very reason that they were built.
Being On Your Own MissionTo live the life you want to live I truly believe that you must be on your own mission. If you allow society in general or even friends and family to fully dictate what you do then you’ll probably never reach your true potential. Sadly, the more successful you become on your own terms the more people there are trying to hold you back. I didn’t get to where I am now by telling people about my situation, talking about my goals or waiting for the next person to react to what I do. I got to where I am now by having a clear focus on what I want and taking right action to get there. The background and profiles of some successful people may make you think that they’re “lucky” but I bet there are thousands of action hours you just aren’t aware of that these people have put in. Two important things I’ve noticed since being on my own mission over the last 24 months are:
- The less you talk about your success (in most cases), the more people there are who want to follow your journey
- The less you focus on external “rewards” (money, relationships, status) the more likely they are to appear