Every year, a large number of folks start off the new year by making solemn resolutions that this year will be different.
According to the folks at the Statistic Brain Research Institute (yes, there really is such a place), 45% of you have made a resolution this year.
Of the most popular resolutions, here are the top 10:
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Spend less, save more
- Enjoy life to the fullest
- Stay fit and healthy
- Learn something exciting
- Quit smoking
- Help others in their dreams
- Fall in love
- Spend more time with family
That said, The List is all about statistics. Diving into the numbers, one thing that really stood out was people who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.
Of those who did make a resolution last week, 75% of you haven’t broken it yet. Congrats. Looking ahead, though, only 71% of you will still be on the high road by the end of next week, 64% will last to the end of the month, and just 46% will have kept your resolution by Independence Day.
And one final note: the age group that had the highest success rate? Millennials. Way to go!