I love TED talks. They always make me want to completely rebuild my life - or rather, they make me believe that I can, that we can all make huge changes. The risk is, of course, that you spend so long watching TED talks that you never get around to making any of those changes a reality.
This one here is pretty cool, and brilliantly illustrates the power of the baby step:
So, the first 30-day challenge to help me exercise my self-will in small ways. Here goes, deep breath.
I am giving up youtube for 30 days. Yes, that's right - no more aimless browsing of interviews, comedy clips and trailers. If I want to watch something, I can buy it or watch it on tv. When I'm watching stuff on youtube, I'm usually just wasting time rather than really engaging with a programme. So for the next 30 days, I will not watch one single youtube video. (Note: unless I need to watch something for work. But that's only permitted if it's really, really boring.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some Amazon purchases to make...