What’s that one thing that you’ve always wanted to do but for one reason or the other, never have? That’s the question Matt Cutts asks in this TED Talk I selected to share with the Brio Group team this week called “Try something new for 30 days“.
Matt’s approach to this? Just try it for 30 days!
During the talk, Matt explains how by doing these 30 day challenges, he discovered more about himself and did things that he never thought he could achieve. He also explains how through breaking the cycle of monotony (that we all invariably get ourselves into week in and week out) by including his 30 day challenges into his life, he remembers every moment. He recalls exactly where he was and what he was doing when he looks back on his challenges. An example that he presented was his 30 day photography challenge where he took one photo each day for 30 days. He can still look back on all of those photos today and remember exactly where he was and what he was doing that day.
This approach to all those “I’d love to do that!” things really hit home with me. I am the type of person who is either always too busy or can’t find the time to apply myself to all of those things I always say I’d love to do but never get the chance. Following this idea is a great way to tackle those “Gee, I wish I had the time” things and bite them off in small, manageable chunks that I can apply myself completely to, one at a time, for 30 days.
It’s a short talk, compared to some of the other TED Talk presenters that we watch each week, but the humor and his enthusiasm for trying something new for 30 days really stuck with me.
Check out the TED Talk below and you’ll see what I mean!
What are you going to try for 30 days?
Yours in TED Talks that inspire,