Since it's a day of setting goals and objectives for the New Year, via TED, our pal Matt Cutts asks, "Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't?"
Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Matt Cutts works on search at Google, specializing in search optimization. He's a friendly and public face for helping webmasters understand how Google's search actually works, making hundreds of videos that answer questions about SEO. (SearchEngineLand made this handy chart of all of them.) He's an advocate for cutting down on poor practice such as link spam. He also wrote the first version of SafeSearch, Google’s family filter.
Says Cutts, “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? Thirty 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.”
Watch the talk: