Saturday, January 12, 2013

Only 71% of New Year's Resolutions Make It Past Two Weeks

Did you make any resolutions for 2013? Statistic’s from the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology states that only 71% of people stick with their goals after the first two weeks. That’s kind of depressing, but explains why I keep vowing to lose the same ten pounds every year.

As an author, I do make goals every year to help keep me focused and motivated. This year if I stick to my goal, I will have the first draft of my screenplay finished by February 28th, 2013. The key is to make the resolution or goal specific, realistic, known, measurable, fun and rewarding.

If you made resolutions or goals I hope you’re still in the 71%, because only 46% of people make it past six months. I won’t wish you luck, but will remind you of the saying that states; If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Here are the top ten goals according to the university study:

10. Spend More Time with Family

9. Fall in Love

8. Help Others in Their Dreams

7. Quit Smoking

6. Learn Something Exciting

5. Staying Fit and Healthy

4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest

3. Spend Less, Save More

2. Getting Organized

1. Lose Weight

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Big Mike said...

I'm surprised its that high. I think its something like when a person has a trauma in their life and swears to the big guy upstairs, if he only pulls ya through it, you promise to change your ways. Hmmmm. Be interesting to know how many hold to those promises. After cancer I probably stuck with half (hope he doesn't read this blog, g)

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Victoria Roder said...

I know I can never keep the weight loss one. Heck, I tried to give up coffee for Lent one year and couldn't make the forty days. For my fellow employee's safety I had to start drinking coffee again!