INSPIRATION: Try something new for 30 days

We’ve all had fantasies of fast-tracked life changes – how rad would it be to become a millionaire or sprout a six-pack overnight? Unfortunately this is not the world we live in, and most of the time you have to work pretty darn hard to get what you really want in life. However, it is possible – it all starts with change.

In this super-speedy talk (it clocks in at a tidy 3:27), Google engineer Matt Curtis explains how he was inspired by the ever-brave Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days TV series, in which the subject of the show immerses themselves in something totally unfamiliar for the full 30-day period. Matt incorporated this philosophy into his own life, trying everything from daily photography to cutting out sugar and even biking to work.

Over time, Matt learned something incredibly valuable – little, sustainable changes are way more likely to stick in the long run. He also stresses that there is nothing wrong with having a larger goal to work towards, just that smaller ones are a great way of easing yourself into a new lifestyle. So what are you waiting for? If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, start small … you might just surprise yourself.