Try something new for 30 days | Matt Cutts

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2011-07-01・ TED

Try something new for 30 days | Matt Cutts

1,182,449 views・2011-07-01

TED


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Translator: Ḥafiḍ BENḤAḌRIYA Reviewer: Ḥafiḍ BENḤAḌRIYA
00:15
A few years ago, I felt like I was stuck in a rut,
Hadi ši ɛamat,
hessit ruhi kelli rani ḥaṣel fi keš ġerqa,
00:20
so I decided to follow in the footsteps
'amala, ɛzemt beš ntebbeɛ el-xeṭwat
00:22
of the great American philosopher, Morgan Spurlock,
ntaɛ waḥed el-faylasuf marikani kbir, Morgan Spurlock,
00:25
and try something new for 30 days.
w njerreb ḥaya jdida f 30 yum.
00:28
The idea is actually pretty simple.
F el-waqeɛ, el-fekra sahla mahla.
00:30
Think about something you've always wanted to add to your life
Xemmu fi keš ḥaja dima bġitu tziduha fi ḥyatkum
00:33
and try it for the next 30 days.
w jjerbuha f el-30 yum el-majyin.
Ɛla ḥsab el-šufa,
00:37
It turns out 30 days is just about the right amount of time
30 yum huwa el-weqt elli yelzem
00:40
to add a new habit or subtract a habit --
beš nzidu ṭbiɛa jdida wella neggelɛu keš waḥduxra qdima--
kima el-tefraj ntaɛ el-xbarat --
00:43
like watching the news --
00:44
from your life.
men ḥyatek.
00:46
There's a few things I learned while doing these 30-day challenges.
Kayen ši ṣwaleḥ tɛellemthum b el-mwasya ntaɛ had el-teḥḥediyat dyal 30 yum.
00:49
The first was,
El-ḥaja el-'ewla hiya,
00:51
instead of the months flying by, forgotten,
bdal ma nfewtu duk el-šhura elli yettensaw,
00:54
the time was much more memorable.
el-weqt: wella el-waḥed yešfa/yeɛqel ɛlih xir.
00:57
This was part of a challenge I did to take a picture every day for a month.
Hada kan ṭerf m el-teḥḥedi elli dertu beš neddi teṣwira kul yum, el-mudda ntaɛ šher.
01:00
And I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day.
W rani ɛaqel, mliḥ mliḥ, win kunt
w weš kunt ndir f dak el-nhar.
01:06
I also noticed
Ntbeht tanik
01:07
that as I started to do more and harder 30-day challenges,
belli ki bdit ndir teḥḥediyat waḥduxrin ntaɛ 30 yum: kter w ṣɛab b el-zyada
el-tiqa ntaɛi b dati zadet.
01:11
my self-confidence grew.
01:12
I went from desk-dwelling computer nerd
Tbeddelt men hadak el-meḥmum ntaɛ el-ḥasub elli dima laṣeq f el-biru ntaɛu
01:14
to the kind of guy who bikes to work.
l hadak el-nuɛ ntaɛ bniyadem elli yṣugu el-derraja beš yruḥu l el-xedma, --
01:17
For fun!
beš el-waḥed yetsella.
01:19
(Laughter)
01:20
Even last year, I ended up hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro,
Wṣel biya el-ḥal, el-ɛam elli fat, ḥetta tšebbeṭt el-jbel ntaɛ Kilimanjaro,
01:23
the highest mountain in Africa.
el-jbel el-ɛali gaɛ f Friqya.
01:25
I would never have been that adventurous before I started my 30-day challenges.
Ɛummer ma txeyyelt ruḥi nwelli netġamer kima n' hak
ḥetta elli bdit had el-teḥḥediyat ntaɛ 30 yum.
01:31
I also figured out that if you really want something badly enough,
Fhemt tanik
belli lukan el-waḥed yenwi w yezɛem ṣaḥḥ
01:35
you can do anything for 30 days.
Yeqder ydir 'eyy ḥaja f 30 yum.
Keš nhar, bġitu tekketbu keš riwaya?
01:39
Have you ever wanted to write a novel?
Kul šher novombr,
01:42
Every November,
ɛešrat ntaɛ šhal men 'elf ntaɛ nas,
01:43
tens of thousands of people
01:44
try to write their own 50,000-word novel, from scratch,
yjjerbu beš yekketbu men walu keš riwaya lihum men 50.000 kelma
01:48
in 30 days.
fi 30 yum.
01:50
It turns out, all you have to do is write 1,667 words a day
Ɛla ḥsab el-šufa, gaɛ elli yliqlek tdiru
huwa: tekteb 1.667 kelma kul yum
01:55
for a month.
f el-mudda ntaɛ šher.
01:57
So I did.
'Amala hadak weš dert.
01:59
By the way, the secret is not to go to sleep
Qbel ma nensa, el-serr huwa ki ma truḥš terqed
ḥetta tkun ktebt el-kelmat ntawɛek dyal el-nhar.
02:02
until you've written your words for the day.
02:04
You might be sleep-deprived,
Teqder tkun naqeṣ nɛas,
02:06
but you'll finish your novel.
bessaḥ tkun kemmelt el-riwaya ntaɛek.
Derwek, zeɛma el-ktab ntaɛi huwa el-riwaya el-marikaniya el-kbira ntaɛ had el-zman?
02:09
Now is my book the next great American novel?
02:12
No. I wrote it in a month.
Lla. Ktebtu fi šher.
02:14
It's awful.
Yleggi.
02:16
(Laughter)
02:17
But for the rest of my life,
Beṣṣaḥ, f el-baqi men ḥyati,
02:19
if I meet John Hodgman at a TED party,
lakan tlaqit b John Hodgman, fi keš ḥefla ntaɛ TED,
02:22
I don't have to say,
mši lazem nqul-lu,
02:24
"I'm a computer scientist."
"'Ana mexteṣ f el-ḥawsaba."
02:26
No, no, if I want to, I can say, "I'm a novelist."
Lla, lla, ida bġit, nnejjem nqul, "'Ana kateb ntaɛ riwayat."
02:29
(Laughter)
(Ḍeḥk)
W ḍerwek, kayna ḥaja talya nehḍerlkum ɛliha
02:33
So here's one last thing I'd like to mention.
02:35
I learned that when I made small, sustainable changes,
Tɛellemt belli ki kunt ndir keš tebdilat, ṣġar w bla ma nḥebbes
02:38
things I could keep doing,
el-ṣwaleḥ elli nnejjem nkemmel nwasihum
02:40
they were more likely to stick.
ybanu qrab ywellu daymin.
02:42
There's nothing wrong with big, crazy challenges.
Weš ɛlih tanik mɛa keš teḥḥediyat kbar w hbal.
02:45
In fact, they're a ton of fun.
F el-ṣaḥḥ, fiha tselya kbira.
02:48
But they're less likely to stick.
beṣṣaḥ meḍmuna qell beš teqɛed
02:50
When I gave up sugar for 30 days,
Ki smeḥt f el-sukker, el-mudda ntaɛ 30 yum,
el-nhar 31 ban kima n' hak.
02:53
day 31 looked like this.
02:54
(Laughter)
(Ḍeḥk)
'Amala, hada huwa swali likum:
02:57
So here's my question to you:
02:59
What are you waiting for?
Weš rakum testennaw?
03:01
I guarantee you the next 30 days
Neḍmenlkum belli el-30 yum el-jayyin
03:03
are going to pass whether you like it or not,
ġadi yfutu,
tebġu wella tekkerhu,
03:07
so why not think about something you have always wanted to try
'amala, ɛlah ma txemmuš f keš ḥaja
dima bġitu tseyyuha
w teɛṭiwelha keš furṣa
03:12
and give it a shot!
03:13
For the next 30 days.
f el-30 yum el-majyin.
03:15
Thanks.
Ṣeḥḥitu.
03:17
(Applause)
(Teṣfaq)
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