Matt Cutts at TED2011 – Try something new for 30 days

就很喜欢这个胖子
没时间或者不想找新的视频的时候
就老看他
其实也不胖啦
但是就
很可爱
笑起来更可爱hhh

ORIGINAL TEXT

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.

Thanks.

MY DICTATION

a few years ago
i feel like i was stuck in a rut
so i decided to follow and footsteps of the great american pholocipal mogen spoloc
and try sth new for 30 days
the idea is actually pretty simple
think about sth you’ve always wanna to add to your life
and try it for the next 30 days
it’s 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‘ve learned while doing this 30-day challenges
the first was instead of the month flying by forgotten
the time was much more memorable
this was part of challenge i did to take a picture everyday 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 this dwelling computer nord to a kind of guy who bikes to work
for fun

even last year
i xxx packing up a mount kilomixxxx the highest mountain in africa
i would never have been that adventures before i started my 30-day challenges

i also figured out that if you really want sth badly enough
you can do anything in 30 days
have you ever wanna to write a novel?
every november 10th of thousands of people try to write a 50000-word novel from scratch in 30 days
it turns out
all you have to do is write 1667 words a day for a month
so i did
by the way the secret is not to go to sleep until you xxxx 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 XXX at a TED party
i dont have to say
i’m a computer scientists
nono
if i want to
i can say
i’m a novelist
he is soooo cute there

so here is one last thing i’d like to mention
i learned that when i made small sustainable changes
since i could keep doing
they‘ll more likely to stick
there is nothing wrong with big quick challenges
in fact
there are a ton of fun
but they are less likely to stick
when i give up sugar for 30 days
day 31 look like this
many sweets

so here is my question to you
what r u waiting for?
i guarantee you that the next 30 days are going to pass
whether you like it or not
so why not think about sth you have always wanted to try
and give it a shot for the next 30 days,thx