As prep for my students’ Genius Hour projects, I showed them a short TED Talk on trying something new for 30 days. The gist of it is that the speaker sets monthly goals for himself to do something new or novel each day of that month. I’ve set my own goal of writing three hundred words everyday, whether that be a blog post, some form of creative writing, or something else entirely. As I’m telling my students for their Genius Hour projects, the key is to be specific in your daily goals and set yourself up for success by making those daily goals tough, but manageable. Try it for yourself and see what happens!