Try to push things to the next level today, especially in terms of academics or general knowledge. You need to feed your intellectually curious side with healthy ideas and debate -- not junk thinking. Toss away the gossip magazines and check out a challenging book on a period in history or an important person who interests you. Look up words you encounter that you don't know the definition of. Get more proactive when it comes to learning. Think of your mind as a muscle: It takes effort to stay so smart.