27 January 2012 / by Radmila Gurkova

Try something new for 30 days…


Matt Cutts was “stuck in a rut” with his life so he took the advice of a fairly modern American philosopher – Morgan Spurlock – which was to, “do something new for 30 days”.

So he thought of doing something straightforward that he has always wanted to try and add it to his life but for just 30 days. 30 Days full of challenges – to change his life in some way. He tried adding and subtracting things to make his days more memorable. Like biking to work, taking a picture everyday and even writing a novel!

He said no to TV, sugar and things like caffeine. What he learnt was that his time was much more memorable and as he started to do more his self-confidence grew. He hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro and figured out that he could actually write that book he had been yearning to do, which he did but hardly without any sleep, however he managed it.

He now categorizes himself as a novelist. But he makes small challenges stick as big challenges take more time.


The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not so why not try some new things within those days and give it a go – you may change your life!!


  • Are you "Stuck in a Rut?"

  • Could you try something new in your life  - just for 30 days?

  • Why not cycle to work everyday?


Word Image Definition Example Listen
Challenge An interesting or difficult problem or task. Climbing Everest will be a challenge. Listen
Confidence Full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing We have every confidence in their ability to succeed. Listen
Bored Not interested, tired. I am bored of this  Listen
Philosopher A person who offers views or theories on profound questions in ethics, metaphysics, logic, and other related fields The old Greek philosopher Herodotus Listen 
Cycled To ride a bike I cycled to work yesterday.  Listen
Hiked To walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like The army hiked up the mountain Listen 
Wrote To write down He WROTE a letter. Listen



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