3 New Year DECA Resolutions for Every Member

With 2017 here, it’s time for everyone to start making their New Year’s resolutions, goals, and expectations for the year ahead.

Although these often have the reputation of not becoming a reality, they don’t have to be that way. Take this opportunity to set a DECA resolution and fulfill it!

We all want to have the best DECA experience possible, and taking new chances and opportunities within the organization can be one of the best ways to do this.

Below are three resolutions that you can set for the upcoming year that will help you enjoy your experience even more!

1. Competition

Many of us are either starting or in the middle of DECA competition season. Set a resolution to go farther than you have before! Or, if it’s your first year, go big with your competition goals! If you’re expecting to make it to your association career development conference, try to make it to #DECAICDC! If you’ve made it to #DECAICDC, shoot for finals! Try to take your competition up a notch from what’s expected.

2. Network

DECA is an international organization, and that can be one of the best parts of the experience. Meeting people from across the country and the world is an incredible opportunity provided by this organization. If you attend a conference, meet them there! If not, connect with people via social media! Make a resolution to network with people from all over the organization this year.

3. Leadership

Becoming a leader in your DECA community is an experience that is both rewarding and exciting. Even if you don’t think that you are the leader type, remember that everyone has their own leadership style and can lead in a different way! Run for a position in your chapter, area, district, province, or association, depending on what you are comfortable with. Set a resolution to try and become a leader in your community!

Regardless of how you resolve to make 2017 a great DECA year, you can make it incredible. The steps above can help, but they are just one way of many that people enjoy their experience. This time next year, be ready to see how your experience has helped you!

pt_haydenThis article was written by Texas DECA President, Hayden Pfaff. You can follow Hayden on Twitter @hayden_pfaff.