Thursday, 1 December 2011

TED Talk every day in December

Quite often someone sends me a link to a blog, podcast or video that they've found interesting. It's usually while I'm at work, or otherwise engaged. I archive the email and promptly forget all about it, which is a shame. I'm missing out, so I've decided to address the situation. It seems November was the month for doing "something" every day. Writing poems, novels, growing moustaches or video blogging. I've always been a bit late to the party so instead I'm going to watch a TED talk every day in December, then blog about it. Starting with this one...

http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days.html

According to Matt the benefits are surprising. 30 days is the right amount of time to form a habit (or lose one), and by repeating the process each month with a different challenge, your self confidence grows and you become more adventurous. Small changes are apparently more sustainable than big ones. The video was short and sweet - only 3m 37s.

Already looking forward to tomorrow.

1 comment:

Frank Carver said...

Excellent idea, and a great video to start with. I want to do this too. In the spirit of these challenges I am tweeting each one as I watch it with the hashtag #tedcember. Anyone else up for it?

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