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0:11 A few years ago, I felt like I was ________________in a rut,
so I decided to follow in the footsteps
of the great _________________philosopher, Morgan Spurlock,
and try something new for 30 days.
The idea is actually pretty simple.
Think about something you've always wanted to __________to your life
and try it for the next 30 days.
It turns out 30 days is just about the right amount of ______________
to add a new habit or ___________________a habit --
like watching the news --
from your life.

0:42 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 ________________________.
This was part of a challenge I did to take a _________________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 ___________________________ grew.
I went from desk-dwelling computer nerd
to the kind of guy who _______________to work.
For fun!
Even last year, I ended up hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro,
the highest mountain in ____________________.
I would never have been that _______________________before I started my 30-day challenges.

1:27 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 ________________?
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 _,___ words a day
for a month.
So I did.
By the way, the secret is not to go to ______________
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 _________________.
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 ________________."
No, no, if I want to, I can say, "I'm a novelist."

2:25 (Laughter)

2:28 So here's one last thing I'd like to mention.
I learned that when I made small, sustainable ____________________,
things I could keep doing,
they were more likely to stick.
There's nothing wrong with big, ________________challenges.
In fact, they're a ton of fun.
But they're less likely to stick.
When I gave up ____________________for 30 days,
day 31 looked like this.

2:50 (Laughter)

2:53 So here's my _________________________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 ___________
and give it a shot!
For the next 30 days.

3:11 Thanks.

3:13 (Applause)
Why don't you decide to do some English for 15 minutes every day for a month?
Here are some websites which will be useful: