If you are like most of us, you may be full of super intentions at the start of a new year. Stop Smoking! GEt Fit! Take up a hobby! New Year’s Resolutions used to be a bit like my kryptonite- almost anything I planned to change over the year usually started out strong, then fizzled and faded into a memory. The year just seemed too long to tackle, and rather than keeping my resolutions by halves, I generally just stopped.
Matt Cutts, the current head of Google’s webspam team, has just the thing for people like me. In his TED Talk, Try something new for 30 days, he hits the nail on the head. Don’t try to make it the whole year- just aim for 30 days. It may not be a brand new idea, but his 30 day challenges have inspired lots of people to do something new. Just like he says “If you really want something badly enough you can do anything for 30 days.”