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 Mission

To 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:
  1. The less you talk about your success (in most cases), the more people there are who want to follow your journey
  2. The less you focus on external “rewards” (money, relationships, status) the more likely they are to appear
This is just my experience of course, but I’ve spoken with a lot of successful people who can attest to seeing the same things. I’m not that successful in the typical societal view, but I am living the life I want to life. I’m on my own mission. That mission involves helping my brother and sister to quit the rat race. I genuinely couldn’t care less about how people feel about that or how many people see that plan come to fruition. The only reason I talk about it so openly like this is because I hope other people can relate to my situation and what I’m saying. The time you spend waiting for things to happen could be spent actually making things happen. Instead of making sure everyone knows about your plans, or how well you’re doing, or how amazing your life is going to be this time next year. How about actually making things happen? How about making your theme park?

Appreciating What Is

There’s a fine line between having big goals and aiming towards them and being grateful for the position you currently find yourself in. I know that this is an area I personally need to work on. One of my closest friends is a millionaire and one of the most successful people I know. Something he said to me recently hit on a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while: “The ultimate goal for anyone is to enjoy every moment.” His obvious material success has come from putting in the hours and knowing what he wants, but he also works towards loving the situation he is in right now. Because of this, he’s one of the happiest people I know. I never thought I would quote Miley Cyrus but there’s one line I love from her song, The Climb, “It ain’t about how fast I get there, it ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side. It’s the climb.” I’ve realised that it’s not the results of what I do that I love the most, it’s the process of creation, creativity and the unknowing of whether something you’re working on will do what you want it to do. That’s why I get out of bed every morning. I can’t find any better way to appreciate what is then continuing to focus on doing the things I love. I think you’ll find the same is true for your own situation, as well. If life really is a roller-coaster then make sure you enjoy the ride, because once it stops it stops. It’s funny how much my life has improved both financially and socially when I stopped screaming and started doing. Who knows, maybe you would see an improved life situation too?

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