An average of 45% of people creates one or more New Year’s resolution each year. As time goes by resolutions tend to fade in achieving the goals originally set out by the individual. However, it research has shown that people who make resolutions are still considered ten times more likely to attain their goals than those that do not explicitly make resolutions.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

1. Lose Weight
2. Get Organized
3. Spend Less and Save More
4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5. Stay Fit and Healthy
6. Learn Something Exciting
7. Quit Smoking
8. Help Others
9. Fall in Love
10. Spend More Time with Family

Tips to Succeed at your Resolution

The following video discusses tips for helping you succeed at completing your new year’s resolution.

Maintaining Resolutions

The following statistics illustrate the common length of time resolutions are maintained each year.

1. Past the First Week – 75%I
2. Past Two Weeks – 71%
3. After 1 Month – 64%
4. After 6 Months – 46%

Resolution Statistics

45% usually make New Year’s resolutions.
17% infrequently make New Year’s resolutions.
38% absolutely never make New Year’s resolutions.
8% successfully achieve their resolution.
49% have infrequent success with their resolution.

Age Related Success

An estimated 40% of individuals in their 20′s will achieve their New Year’s resolution. Only 14% of individuals 50 and over achieve their resolution each year.

5 Tips to Succeeding

1. Be specific in your goal.
2. Make your resolution realistic.
3. Make it known and gain support.
4. Make it measurable by time to track your progress.
5. Make your resolution fun and rewarding.

New Year’s Resolution Statistics

The following infographic takes a look at common New Year’s resolution goals with statistics and tips for increasing success.

New Years Resolution Statistics

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