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Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Matt Cutts:用30天嘗試新事物

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是否有些事情,你一直想去做,但就是...從沒嘗試過?Matt Cutts建議:用30天嘗試做新事物。這場簡短,輕鬆愉快的演講提出了一個簡明的方法,用來思考目標的訂定和實踐。

- Technologist
Matt Cutts is an engineer at Google, where he fights linkspam and helps webmasters understand how search works. Full bio

A few少數 years年份 ago,
幾年之前
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I felt like I was stuck卡住 in a rut發情,
我感覺生活枯燥乏味
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so I decided決定 to follow跟隨 in the footsteps步伐
所以我決定追隨
00:20
of the great American美國 philosopher哲學家, Morgan摩根 Spurlock斯普爾洛克,
美國傑出的哲學家Morgan Spurlock的腳步
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and try something new for 30 days.
用30天的時間嘗試新事物
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The idea理念 is actually其實 pretty漂亮 simple簡單.
這個想法其實非常簡單
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Think about something you've always wanted to add to your life
想想那些你在生命中一直想做的事
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and try it for the next下一個 30 days.
然後在接下來的三十天裡嘗試做這件事
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It turns out,
事實證明
00:36
30 days is just about the right amount of time
三十天剛好是一段合適的時間
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to add a new habit習慣 or subtract減去 a habit習慣 --
在你的生活中去養成一個新的習慣
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like watching觀看 the news新聞 --
或改掉一個習慣--
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from your life.
例如看新聞
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There's a few少數 things I learned學到了 while doing these 30-day-天 challenges挑戰.
而我在這三十天的挑戰裡,學到了一些事
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The first was,
第一件事是
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instead代替 of the months個月 flying飛行 by, forgotten忘記了,
和那些匆匆流逝或被遺忘的月份相比
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the time was much more memorable難忘.
這段時間顯得更彌足珍貴,令人難忘
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This was part部分 of a challenge挑戰 I did to take a picture圖片 every一切 day for a month.
在這三十天的挑戰裡,每天我要拍攝一張照片
00:57
And I remember記得 exactly究竟 where I was
我清楚記得每一天我身在何處
01:00
and what I was doing that day.
當天做了哪些事
01:03
I also noticed注意到
我也注意到
01:06
that as I started開始 to do more and harder更難 30-day-天 challenges挑戰,
隨著我開始做更多更難的三十天挑戰任務
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my self-confidence自信心 grew成長.
我的自信心也增強了
01:10
I went from desk-dwelling台棲 computer電腦 nerd書呆子
我從一位老是窩在電腦桌前的宅男
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to the kind of guy who bikes自行車 to work --
變成一位為了玩樂
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for fun開玩笑.
而騎腳踏車去上班的人
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Even last year, I ended結束 up hiking徒步旅行 up Mt公噸. Kilimanjaro乞力馬扎羅山,
去年我甚至完成了非洲的最高峰-
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the highest最高 mountain in Africa非洲.
乞力馬扎羅山的登山活動
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I would never have been that adventurous愛冒險的
在我開始這三十天的挑戰之前
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before I started開始 my 30-day-天 challenges挑戰.
我從來沒有這樣愛冒險過
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I also figured想通 out
我也發現
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that if you really want something badly enough足夠,
如果你真的非常渴望做一些事情
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you can do anything for 30 days.
這三十天是最好的時間
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Have you ever wanted to write a novel小說?
你曾想過寫小說嗎?
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Every一切 November十一月,
每年十一月
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tens of thousands數千 of people
有數以萬計的人們
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try to write their own擁有 50,000-word-字 novel小說 from scratch
打算用三十天的時間,從頭開始撰寫
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in 30 days.
他們自己的五萬字小說
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It turns out, all you have to do
結果你所要去做的事
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is write 1,667 words a day
就是每天寫1,667個字
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for a month.
寫上一個月
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So I did.
而我做到了
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By the way, the secret秘密 is not to go to sleep睡覺
秘密就是除非你能在一天裡寫完1,667個字
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until直到 you've written書面 your words for the day.
要不然你就別想睡覺
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You might威力 be sleep-deprived睡眠剝奪,
你的睡眠時間可能被剝奪
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but you'll你會 finish your novel小說.
但你將會完成你的小說
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Now is my book the next下一個 great American美國 novel小說?
那麼我寫的書會成為下一部偉大的美國小說嗎
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No. I wrote it in a month.
不會,一個月就寫完的小說
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It's awful可怕.
讀起來極其可怕
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But for the rest休息 of my life,
但在我的後半輩子-
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if I meet遇到 John約翰 HodgmanHodgman at a TEDTED party派對,
如果我在一個TED派對上遇見John Hodgman
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I don't have to say,
我不一定得說:
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"I'm a computer電腦 scientist科學家."
「我是一位電腦專家。」
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No, no, if I want to, I can say, "I'm a novelist小說家."
不,如果我想,我能說「我是一位小說家。」
02:26
(Laughter笑聲)
(笑聲)
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So here's這裡的 one last thing I'd like to mention提到.
我最後想提的一件事是
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I learned學到了 that when I made製作 small, sustainable可持續發展 changes變化,
我學到了:當我做些小的持續性的改變
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things I could keep doing,
就是一些我可以持續做的事情時
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they were more likely容易 to stick.
這些事比較能夠有始有終
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There's nothing wrong錯誤 with big, crazy challenges挑戰.
又大又瘋狂的挑戰並沒有什麼不對
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In fact事實, they're a ton of fun開玩笑.
事實上,那些挑戰樂趣無窮
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But they're less likely容易 to stick.
但是那些挑戰不太可能堅持下去
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When I gave up sugar for 30 days,
當我要在三十天裡不吃糖
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day 31 looked看著 like this.
第三十一天看上去就像這樣
02:52
(Laughter笑聲)
(笑聲)
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So here's這裡的 my question to you:
所以我想請問大家:
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What are you waiting等候 for?
你們還在等什麼?
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I guarantee保證 you the next下一個 30 days
我保證大家在未來三十天
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are going to pass通過
會去經歷
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whether是否 you like it or not,
你喜歡或者不喜歡的事
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so why not think about something
那為什麼不考慮一些
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you have always wanted to try
你一直想去嘗試做的事
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and give it a shot射擊
並在未來三十天裡試試
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for the next下一個 30 days.
給自己一個機會
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Thanks謝謝.
謝謝
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(Applause掌聲)
(掌聲)
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Translated by Joyce Chou
Reviewed by Sherri Wu

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Matt Cutts - Technologist
Matt Cutts is an engineer at Google, where he fights linkspam and helps webmasters understand how search works.

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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.

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