TGIF Challenge: Can You 'Pull Yourself Up' Like This Baby?
If you feel like starting your weekend with some comedy, you've found the right spot. Thank goodness it's Friday, as the theme in our TGIF series suggests, right?
We don't typically offer tips for working out at the gym, but this week's video of the week could be an exception. Well, kind of. Allow this amazingly athletic baby to elaborate:
...I know. This baby eats his Wheaties for breakfast. There is no denying the impressive form with which he pulls himself up to a point where his head is even with the desk, as if to maximize the effect these pull-ups will have on his muscles.
Naturally, the music that accompanies the video represents the anthem for persistence: Survivor's monster hit "Eye of the Tiger," from Rocky III, also known as one of the most motivating workout songs of all-time.
This baby isn't training to fight Apollo Creed, but he's doing some serious work with those pull-ups. The question for students in online degree programs, particularly around this time of year: Can you 'pull yourself up' like the baby in the video?
It's easy to become caught up with summer-time activities: weddings, vacations, beach visits, spa visits and more.
Don't forget about school.
By all means, enjoy those aforementioned activities. We all deserve to have fun around this time of year. Just don't forget about those (academic) pull-ups. The advantages of sticking with your degree program in the summer are numerous:
- Quicker time to graduation.
- Quicker time to a promotion or new job, if career advancement is your end goal.
- Personal satisfaction of accomplishing your goal in a timely fashion.
- Positive role model for your family members and/or friends who are watching your progress.
The flexibility of online courses allows students to continue with their education and enjoy summer fun at the same time.
So, are you ready to do your academic pull-ups this summer? Remember, persistence pays off!
Happy Friday. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.
Speaking of the weekend, Grantham University would like to recognize all five branches of the U.S. military and say Happy Armed Forces Day, one day early. We appreciate your sacrifice for our country and cherish the freedom that you provide us on a daily basis.
About the author: Eric Sorrentino joined Grantham University as Social Media Manager in October 2011. Prior to his current position, he blogged about Big 12 Conference athletics for KUsports.com and was a sports copy editor for the Lawrence Journal-World. Eric received his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.