Do What You Can't

"Do what you can't." - Casey Neistat

    There are dreams you have, goals you seek to achieve, adventures you hope to conquer, and maybe you can't. Maybe you don't have the tools, the knowledge, or the skills to do it. 

DO WHAT YOU CAN'T

    There's an project you're trying to finish, but you don't have the funding to complete it.

DO WHAT YOU CAN'T

    You want to be a successful artist, but the odds are stacked a million-to-one against you.

DO WHAT YOU CAN'T

    There are conversations you're not having because you're afraid to let your guard down and be vulnerable. 

DO WHAT YOU CAN'T

    You're too scared to come out to your parents because you feel like they'll disown you.

DO WHAT YOU CAN'T

    You can't seem to pick up the phone to reach out to your father for the first time.

DO WHAT YOU CAN'T

    Making indie documentaries isn't a good use of my time. I shouldn't have spent six grand on production costs to meet my dad. I have almost no idea what I'm doing, I'm not good at color correction, and I don't know how to make a film from start to finish. Actually, I don't know how to make a film from anywhere to finish. But I'm doing it. I'm doing what I can't.

    Being afraid, underprepared, and underfunded, is the only way I know how to make a film. So that's how I'm doing it. I have no doubt that I'm doing most everything the wrong way, but the point is that I'm doing it. When I first had the idea to take my story and make a film out of it, I thought, "I can't do that. I have no idea where to start?!" I'm still not sure where to start, but I've found myself somewhere in the middle with something I'm proud of. Proud of something I can't do. 

    I don't know what you can't do. It might be a creative pursuit, a conversation, a relationship, or a career, but do it. Do what you can't, do it afraid, and hope that you find yourself somewhere in the middle.