Google's head of Spam Matt Cutts, appeared on AOL's "You've Got" Series. In the 90 second long video titled "You've got Matt Cutts" -- Cutts talks about his 30-day challenge experiment, in which he has been sharing his experience of trying something new and sticking at it for 30 days, every 30 days.
His advice is to start with start with "something simple and small like biking to work, not watching TV, giving up caffeine, not doing sugar".
Cutts suggests starting with something "really easy and small, like taking a picture a day" and then when you have gained some momentum, you can take on bigger projects such as "writing an entire novel in one month".
His projects have led him to create new habits for himself - walking 10,000 steps a day. Using a pedometer, Cutts increased the average number of steps he took a day by over 300% from 3,000 steps to 10,000. If he did not reach his target, then he would simply go for "a walk around the block" until he had done so.