But, alas, there are some people that do. Here are some statistics from the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, via StatisticBrain.com
|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 absolutlely 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|
So there you go. Less than half of 'merica makes New Year's resolutions, and only 8% of people achieve their goal.
If at first you don't succeed, lower your standards.