Yesterday a well-known internet celebrity called Casey Neistat released a video called “Do what you can’t”
What he essentially asks you to do is to challenge yourself.
Taking into account how popular he is; most of you might have watched it already.
If not; here.
There’s a reason why I am writing about this.
This website will complete a year in about one month.
Since that day, I have made religious efforts in working on new things. New projects. Learning other art forms. Starting something new. And I have been doing this for a year now.
Consistently, if not continuously.
The point is not to smear this on your face. And if it feels like that; consider it as one of those birthday cake that your friends/family smear. It is a friendly gesture. I want to grow. And I genuinely want people in my circle to grow. And this is a very selfish intent.
The more you learn; the higher the chances are of collaboration. And higher the success rate. Whose? Ours.
Let me justify that a little later.
Focus on what the gist of the video is.
There’s this quote from Pursuit of Happyness that fits perfectly.
You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.
You might have met A LOT of people who told you that you can’t possibly do it.
10 months ago when I tried my hand at spoken word poetry for the first time; I sucked. BIG TIME. It was an Open Mic and I was a little humiliated. But thanks to this one quality that I have (shamelessness); I thought of giving it another try. But at that very instance, I felt like shit. I thought maybe I should stick to just writing poems and not perform them.
3 weeks ago I started a YouTube Channel. I’ll be uploading videos of my performances there. I’ve posted one video already. Here it is.
While I may have subtly promoted my video; the point I am trying to make is this:
The way I am performing in this video is way too better than my first performance.
I can still improve.
But I have been improving.
Now, coming back to the collaboration argument.
If there’s one thing that I have learnt during my stints at performing and organizing events; it is this: Everyone has one thing that they are passionate about and one thing that they excel at.
They work on in. And grow. They challenge themselves. Set targets. Consciously sometimes, subconsciously otherwise.
Collaborate with them. You know who wins? EVERYONE.
And, let’s face it; I am not saying anything new.
You know that practice makes you better.
You know that persistence is the key.
All you need to do is start.
So stop giving excuses.
DO WHAT YOU CAN’T.
I consider myself as a multipotentialite; don’t know what that means? This TED Talk will help.
I am thinking of taking a challenge where I’ll try to learn a new thing every month.
Do what I think I can’t.
Tell me in comments; we’ll figure something out. Let’s make this fun!