“The most dangerous thing you can do in life, is play it safe,” said Casey in one of his videos.
Now, I don’t usually spend a lot of time on YouTube, watching vlogs. At least, for the most part. However, when I do go on to YouTube for a little weekend binge, Casey’s videos have got to be on my list. For those who don’t know him, Casey Neistat is an American filmmaker and Internet influencer. Although he is a very successful entrepreneur, it is his charismatic personality and optimism that takes me by storm. And well, business-wise he doing an impressive job, too. In 2015, his multimedia company Beme, was acquired for over 25 million dollars, by CNN.
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It was a usual Saturday summer afternoon. I was relaxing on the couch at the back of my office, watching videos on my computer. It wasn’t until later that day, that I reflected on what I had heard Casey say.
I happened to be staring at the evening sky, out my bedroom window, later that day. I gave it a deep thought and then realized how true his words were.
If you think of it deeply, you’ll get what I’m saying.
If you refuse to take risks, you take lesser opportunities. And taking lesser opportunities means missing out on a whole bunch of other opportunities, some of which might've possibly been life changing. The danger in playing it safe, is the whole bunch of opportunities that you miss out on.
Sometimes, you just have to take a leap of faith. If you fall, so what? You tried. You’re a hero.
If you succeed, you’re a champion.
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