New Years Resolution – Do They Really Work
New Years Resolutions are made each and every year without fail and without fail they just don't work! I think you would be amazed at the type of new year's resolutions made and how long they last.
So I found these and thought I would share them with you. If you want to find more statistics on other topics visit here.
|Rank||Top 10 New Years resolutions for 2014|
|Spend Less, Save More|
|Enjoy Life to the Fullest|
|Staying Fit and Healthy|
|Learn Something Exciting|
|Help Others in Their Dreams|
|Fall in Love|
|Spend More Time with Family|
|News Years Resolution Statistics||Data|
|Percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions||45%|
|Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions||17%|
|Percent of Americans who absolutely never make New Year’s Resolutions||38%|
|Percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution||8%|
|Percent who have infrequent success||49%|
|Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year||24%|
|People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions|
|Type of Resolutions (Percent above 100% because of multiple resolutions)||Data|
|Self Improvement or education related resolutions||47%|
|Weight related resolutions||38%|
|Money related resolutions||34%|
|Relationship related resolutions||31%|
|Age Success Rates||Data|
|Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year||39%|
|Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year||14%|
|Length of Resolutions||Data|
|Resolution maintained through first week||75%|
|Past two weeks||71%|
|Past one month||64%|
|Past six months||46%|
I found it to be interesting that less than half made it 6 months before letting go of their New Year's Resolution. Two other things I thought was interesting was the type of resolution that was on top, Self Improvement and how it seems that young people are more successful at accomplishing the New Year's Resolutions.
So what do all these numbers tell us. I believe that making New Year's Resolutions is not a bad thing. I believe that if you understand what you are up against, the odds, you make realistic resolutions, and you are really committed to achieving them then you should absolutely go for it.
If on the other hand you are one of the numbers who fail every year then you should re-evaluate your resolutions, how realistic, and your commitment is to making them happen.
Making resolutions or goals is a great thing and shouldn't be kept to the New Year's time, but no matter when you set out to take that journey to a new goal make sure you are truly committed to doing it.
New Year's is just a point in time that has become a focal point for people to draw a line in the sand. If that works for you as a catalyst then great, but I would encourage you to make that stand and set that goal when it NEEDS to be done and not wait til New Years.
Things in our lives need to change or they don't. So to wait for New Years to start that change is kind of silly, “JUST DO IT.”
Make sure you make small milestones along the way so you always have successes to see as you go along this journey. This will help to keep you motivated and seeing success, how ever small, is always great to keep the journey on track and moving down the path to the final accomplishment of your goal.
I hope this has been not only helpful but interesting. I you have got value from this post please share and comment below.
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