"I challenge all of you, to Do More Than Survive! THRIVE! "
It’s December Florida DECA!!!!! December is my favorite month of the year! I love the cool air, the winter clothes (Florida winter clothes) that I get to wear for the only time all year, and best of all, WINTER BREAK!!!!
As I’m sure you all have been hearing throughout the year, Florida DECA’s theme is “Do More Than Survive! Thrive!” But what does it really mean? Does it mean do your best in school? Or maybe it means do your best in DECA testing. Or maybe even that you should standout in anything you do! Well the truth is, that we meant it to mean all of those examples and much more.
By simply “SURVING” in a club, a sport, or a school subject, one is taking only the very first step to success. But by going above and beyond and “THRIVING,” one is taking advantage of the opportunities that are given to him or her. By sitting in biology class like a rock every day for a year, you have completed biology class. You have survived. But by attentively listening and asking questions in biology class, after doing so for a year, you have sufficient knowledge in that subject matter and you have taken advantage of your daily hour of biology class. You have thrived in biology!
The same thing holds true for DECA. By prospering on your competition, leaving your comfort zone at conferences, and getting more and more friends involved in DECA, you are THRIVING! I challenge all of you, to Do More Than Survive! THRIVE!