There’s an old adage: practice makes perfect. And as spring has officially sprung in most areas, it’s a time for new beginnings and fresh starts—as well as the perfect time to try something new. In this short, lighthearted video clip, Matt Cutts, engineer at Google, offers a great way to set and achieve goals.

In the following TED video, Matt Cutts talks about trying something new for 30 days. Thirty days, he says, is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit. Or for those of us looking to cut something less healthy out of our lifestyles: it’s the right amount of time to lose one.

Try something new for 30 days

Tell us what you plan to do in the next 30 days!