Get fit with your brain

It’s good for your health to stay physically active, but don’t forget to give your brain a mental workout.

As the next generation to become career professionals, we have a lot to live up to. The baby boomers, as they are called, have been out in the workforce for 40 plus years. They know how to fit into the workplace and many think that “we” don’t fit the criteria needed to succeed.

Sadly, that statement is true, but only because we view work as being fun. We want to make money while having a good time. The atmosphere needs to make us feel comfortable and stir thoughts. We need work to engage us; we don’t want to be miserable and get stuck in a routine that is on repeat.

As the next generation we want change, and with change comes resistance. This is where being active with our brains comes in.

We cannot sit back and think that we will make change happen and score a great job. As college students we need to earn the right to land the dream job and then be able to implement what we think fits. It’s not impossible–you just have to try.

Well, first off, get your lazy bums off to class early and be engaged in class and outside of the classroom. Make sure you know what is going on in the world. Don’t just listen–comprehend and engage to make a difference in the world.

Don’t waste too much time online or in front of the TV. You may learn from video games, YouTube videos and Internet sites.

I, along with others in our generation, have all been a part of the stereotypical “next generation.” But I know I want to earn and prove to our elders that we can succeed and put forth an effort to make change and improvement happen.

Don’t sit back and watch, start becoming the most fit you can with your brain. Use it or lose it, it’s your choice. Let’s become the “next generation” that will be unforgetable for our talents and persistence, not the lazy slackers we are known as now.