posted by Joe Anaya on January 12th, 2015

Three weeks into the new year, many of the resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. And good riddance I say.

Here are some statistics about what type of goals people set.
47% of the goals are for self-improvement: education, quit a bad habit, learn a new language or instrument
38% of the goals set are about weight
34% relate to money
31% are about relationships – be a better spouse, be a better parent, find a better girlfriend, etc.

And, here are a few statistics about how successful people are at achieving their goals, or not.
45% of Americans set resolutions, of that 45%:
- 75% last past week 1
- 71% last past week 2
- 64% last past 1 month
- 46% last past 6 months

Only 39% of people in their 20s achieve their goals.

But even worse, only 15% of people in their 50s achieve their goals.

So I guess the moral is, “Set your goals early in life, because you get less motivated as you get older.”

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