Incase you don’t know who Casey Neistat is then according to Wikipedia, he’s an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger and co-founder of the multimedia company Beme which was later acquired by CNN. He most widely known for his Snowboarding in NYC video that went viral back in 2016 and has also more recently founded 368, which can be described as a really cool creative space for all different kinds of creators to collaborate and influence each other. What’s even more interesting is that this guy went from being a broke high school dropout at the age of 17 to a down-to-earth multi-millionaire entrepreneur in a matter of a few years. In my opinion, his story is so inspiring -- I mean, imagine going from scrubbing dishes at your local restaurant, barely scraping by to support your newborn kid, to landing big gigs producing commercials for companies like Nike, having a school like MIT pay you to be involved in one of their projects and most importantly, mentoring and inspiring millions of people everyday. All in all, Casey has accomplished so many amazing things in the past few years and he’s gotten to where he is today only because he’s developed an amazing work ethic. Apart from his inspirational works habits, he’s a unique-minded individual that also loves sharing his other major keys with his viewers. To summarize, Casey Neistat is my guru. Lastly, I’ve assembled a few quotes that I think will renew your passion for life during the this exam season!

1. “Truth is so much more interesting than the fiction we’re used to.”

2. “Some day I won’t be able to do this. The right time is now.”

3. “I never want money that I didn’t earn.”

4. “Life shrinks and expands in direct proportion to your willingness to assume risk.”

5. “Do more.”

6. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.”

7. “Always the stairs, never the escalator.”

8. “If it is broken fix it. If you don’t like it change it. And if you want something take it. Don’t complain about it. Do something about it.”

9. “Overthinking the process will kill any career in the creative space. You just have to do, not think.” Casey Neistat

10. “There are always good reasons not to do things, but if you really believe that there’s something you have to do, the universe has a way of making it okay.”

11. “Live as if it were impossible to fail.”

12. “I never want to be comfortable, I never want to feel safe – that is the fast track to being irrelevant. I want to keep it fresh. I want to mix it up.”

13. “A shared life is a great life.”

14. “Experience does for the soul what education does for the mind.”

15. “You can always be the hardest working person in the room and I think the hardest working person will always win.”

16. “If you’re fit now, take advantage of it. If you have a free hour, take advantage of it. If you have an idea now, take advantage of it. All those things are fleeting and all those things are temporary.”

17. “Do what you can’t.”

18. “Keep yourself extremely busy. As long as you’re doing something you will find your path.”

19. “Every time I took these bigger risks, the opportunity for a bigger payout was always there.”

20. “When you are taught the right way to do something you are forced to forge your own path.”

21. “If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, you’re doing it wrong.”

22. “The only thing standing between ‘you’ and where you want to be is ‘doing it’.”

23. “If you use their gear, your stuff will look like everyone else's.”

24. “Without a goal you can’t score.”

25. “To sit around and say, I’m not motivated so I can’t do anything, to me is the same thing as being like, I’m so hungry I can’t eat. The only way you’re going to alleviate your hunger is to eat some food, the only way to fix your motivational problem is to do something.”


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