When one of your favorite shows comes to an end, we can't help but wonder what our favorite stars from the show are going to be up to after the very last episode airs. Now that the fan favorite Disney Channel series Liv and Maddie is officially over, we bet it's pretty weird for the cast members to have to walk away from something that's been in their lives for so long. For Ryan McCartan though, he is not too worried about reaching success in his career. Why, you ask? Well, he has a different idea of happiness.
In his latest video from his "Me Monday" YouTube series, Ryan explains why he thinks becoming successful isn't worth stressing out about.
"I wanted to talk about something that has kind of been bothering me recently. Just hearing it in conversations with friends and loved ones. A lot of people, for some reason, have been talking to me recently about this notion of success. They want to be successful – which is great, and I think that's an awesome goal," Ryan said.
However, the Disney Channel actor went on to explain how he feels that success is a bit of a dangerous idea to work towards.
"I've kind of noticed that there's a really big difference between success and something else that I think that is a little more valuable to us," he said. "Our status, our image and our wealth actually create addictions within us. We form habits. We need these things. That's why pretty people are always trying to catch their reflection in the window. That's why people with money never feel like they have enough. That's why people with high status always need to surround themselves with a whole bunch of people. They're addicted to these notions of happiness."
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So where does success come into all of this? Ryan went on to explain that people with these false ideas of happiness may be seen as "successful," but that's really now what it's all about. According to him, it's better to focus on individual accomplishments that will actually help you become the best version of yourself.
"Accomplishment plays to the actual things that make us truly happy – personal growth, meaningful relationships and community service," Ryan explained. "The more accomplished you are, the more confident you are. The more confident you are, the more self love you have. The more self love you have, the happier you are."
So what is he focused on accomplishing? Well, given the fact that he just recently starred in Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Standoff leads us to believe that he plans on working on some television and movie projects in the future. His most current goals, however, seem to be releasing new music and sticking with his YouTube channel.
Despite his breakup with former fiancé Dove Cameron, Ryan's life after Liv and Maddie seems to be filled with positivity. He even mentioned recently that he can't remember the last time he felt this full of joy.