Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

Do you make resolutions? I don't, but mostly because I'm terrified of commitment.

But, alas, there are some people that do. Here are some statistics from the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, via

Percent of Americans who usually make New Year’s Resolutions45%
Percent of Americans who infrequently make New Year’s Resolutions17%
Percent of Americans who absolutlely never make New Year’s Resolutions38%
Percent of people who are successful in achieving their resolution8%
Percent who have infrequent success49%
Percent who never succeed and fail on their resolution each year24%
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. 

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