http://www.ted.com Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
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I decided to join the challenge Magic Morning. To get up earlier every day and do morning routine: exersises, affirmations, writing, meditations. I think it will help to start my dat with energy and interest. My boyfriend and me made a game: he needs to make during this month till new year (about 30 days) 15 meetings with new people. One event is also a meeting. Because he moved to a big city and needs to start a new life. And here he is in comfort zone, communicating only with me, my friends or visiting events I'm organising.
If he doesn't do this there is a punishment: playing guitar and singing in the subway.
I also have a punishment if I don't wake up earlier: to visit english event and make videointerviues with 10 foreigners.
Is it just me or is this one of the answers to life that we're all looking for? It seems like everyone wants a way to do they things we want to do, feel more productive, set effective goals for ourselves, etc etc, yet we never actually get around to it. I love the slide that said small changes = sustainable. I think this way outclasses the New Years Resolution model!
I can relate to this speech. I have been doing this for 29 days. I did make a scorebook as a benchmark for boosting myself to stay in this challenge. I believe this is a great advice. I've found myself changing through the new small steps but sustainable habit.
A few years ago, I felt like I was stuck in a rut, so I decided to follow in the footsteps of the great American philosopher, Morgan Spurlock, and try something new for 30 days. The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you've always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It turns out 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit -- like watching the news -- from your life.
There's a few things I learned while doing these 30-day challenges. The first was, instead of the months flying by, forgotten, the time was much more memorable. This was part of a challenge I did to take a picture every day for a month. And I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day. I also noticed that as I started to do more and harder 30-day challenges, my self-confidence grew. I went from desk-dwelling computer nerd to the kind of guy who bikes to work. For fun!
Even last year, I ended up hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. I would never have been that adventurous before I started my 30-day challenges.
I also figured out that if you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days. Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Every November, tens of thousands of people try to write their own 50,000-word novel, from scratch, in 30 days. It turns out, all you have to do is write 1,667 words a day for a month. So I did. By the way, the secret is not to go to sleep until you've written your words for the day. You might be sleep-deprived, but you'll finish your novel. Now is my book the next great American novel? No. I wrote it in a month. It's awful.
But for the rest of my life, if I meet John Hodgman at a TED party, I don't have to say, "I'm a computer scientist." No, no, if I want to, I can say, "I'm a novelist."
So here's one last thing I'd like to mention. I learned that when I made small, sustainable changes, things I could keep doing, they were more likely to stick. There's nothing wrong with big, crazy challenges. In fact, they're a ton of fun. But they're less likely to stick. When I gave up sugar for 30 days, day 31 looked like this.
So here's my question to you: What are you waiting for? I guarantee you the next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot! For the next 30 days.
I really enjoyed this inspirational video a lot. Trying something new for 30 days can be extremely challenging and scary, but I think Matt Cutts explains it greatly. Get out of the comfort zone and form new routines. Loved it!
What does this have to do with my home work for week three I don,t see what this has to do with my home work for week three it dose not have any thing to do with my classes. What is my home work for week three I hope this is not it. I just don,t get it what dose this have me looking at this person to do with me.
i'm trying to study for at least 3 hours for 30 days but i already failed on day 2. If today i make up for the 1hour and a half i didnt do yesterday can i count day 2 as successful? cause im feeling so disappointed on myself. srlsy my discipline is awful, thats why i wanted to try this challenge
NEVER feel guilty about any failures! WE are all born with certain genes and a certain upbringing, NONE of which we chose! So we cannot do anything but our best with what we have. If we have less will power than others, so what!? Free yourself from the bullshit brainwashing by society that makes us constantly beat ourselves up even when we are doing our best. Sometimes doing our best may not look like it on the outside, but we all know that every single person on the planet is doing their best. It's impossible not to! So never beat yourself up, for ANYTHING. Learn from mistakes but never beat yourself up.
Andie- That is why you need to set micro-goals. Set the goal small enough so that you know you will succeed. Then, when you do succeed, you will get a feeling of excitement, motivation, and confidence. Then build from that. I have a SERIOUS issue with will power myself and have studied it a lot. Set small goals, trust me. Also track your progress, which will give you a visual that will excite you as well and motivate you to take the challenge seriously. Another great motivator is to have someone hold you accountable. I sometimes tell my friend a challenge and if I fail I owe him $10. The more money the more likely to succeed. And he does the same so we motivate each other and hold each other accountable. This works wonders! Hope this helps!
The short answer is: Yes. The slightly longer answer is: Of course.
The most important part of my success with sticking to healthy habits was realizing that I should forgive myself. And don't make up for anything I did (or didn't do) yesterday. Just focus on today. This means that I've been taking 20 days to finish a course on Codecademy - rather than 18.
Compared to the numerous times I've failed on day two and three of various challenges it's a huge win I never would have been capable of had I given up when I missed my day 3.
Good luck. Oh - and btw. Three hours is a lot and seems like a rather arbitrary number. Try mixing it up.
thank you so much! i really needed this advice! i'll reformulate my study plans... i didnt think about "achieving progress rather than perfection" but you really made me think twice about my goals... sometimes i try to do things perfectly and when i dont succeed i get too dissapponted at myself and end up really sad and unmotivated
Great video, very inspiring. Would love it if you checked out my channel and see what you think of my efforts. We’re doing a Do Something Different Challenge, full of travel, adventures, trying new things- the lot!xx
Trying something new for 30 days. It sounds do-able until you get into the third week. Most of the time you have put yourself out of your comfort zone for long enough! You are ready to go back into your old routine. Routines are our comfort zones. It is something that has been instilled in us since childhood. We are subject to routines from birth. From bottle feeding to the assigned classes that we have in school. We are and were constantly in a routine It is very hard to keep a new activity for 30 days, unless it is something that you are really going to enjoy. So, if you are going to try something new for 30 days....make sure that you pick something easy and something that you are going to enjoy!
Thought I'd start a thread of things to try to for 30 days. To help people come up with things, or inspire people to try things they never even thought about before. Feel free to add as much as you like to it. It can be anything!
Great way to think about doing something new, something special and giving it a go. For example, try activating the social employees in your organization. Start with a pilot. Create brand ambassadors who become the authentic voice of your company and build their personal brands at the same time.
This is an inspirational video. I enjoyed it very much! It was short and sweet - to the point. I read LOTS of posts below and one of the suggestions was to run a mile everyday for 30 days...well, it's been A WHILE since I've attempted to do ANY kind of exercise, much less run, but it's a goal. I think I'll start out with walking everyday for 30 days. Thanks to everyone for their inspiration, especially to Matt Cutts for creating the YouTube Video! Happy "Try Something New for 30 Days" (TSNF30D) to everyone!!!
Learning new things stimulates dopamine production which activates neurogenesis. The only thing that separates a "normal" individual from a "genius" is the motivation to continuously explore and master new things. The brain is a muscle, train it.
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Well, how about for 30 days we work on behaving according to our inspirations, spontaneously (organically, unhindered by artifice)? What is holding any of us back from that? Is anyone holding a gun to anyone's head, saying: " don't do it ! don't live your dream ! " ? Why settle for false novelty ? True originality is accessible to everyone who is willing to work at it for 30 days. Spontaneity is a discipline; it can be learned.
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btw, you dont have the right mindset.. ''its too cold for me'' .. shut off your brain and do it.. thats what I did and 23 days later I feel so awesome! For the first time in my life I stick to something
I am at day 21.. Well one thing for sure: sometimes I didnt want to take a shower because you know cold scares you... but that is a ''head'' thing... you need to shut off your brain and get in the shower!
Builds discipline courage in other areas as well!
I also walk 30 min a day... but yes my skin looks better and I feel better in general. No illness,flu or fever too > immune system stronger. Also hair looks better & you feel like a greek god after you come out of the shower.
Excellent advice! There's also "Habit Streak" for Android, which if you break your streak, the large number resets to 0 so you really work hard on keeping it!
It works wonders with the 30 day challenge.
nice, what challenges do you have now? I am currently taking cold showers for 30 days, walking every morning for 30 days, and waking up early and sleeping early.
Any new challenges? I plan on doing yoga for 30 days soon too..
update me please
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