Posted by: Patricia Hysong | January 13, 2014

New Year’ Resolutions


Did you make resolutions for the New Year? A few of the most frequently made resolutions this time of year include:

  • Weight loss
  • Spending less and saving more
  • Getting fit\exercise
  • Quit smoking
  • Spend more time with family

A little less than 50% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions and only about 8% are successful in attaining those goals they have set for themselves when they began their journey to what some might call self-betterment. Statistics prove that typically resolutions don’t work. On average, 25% of people have given up within the first week of January. Success and failure of any type of life change doesn’t depend of the time of year that the change begins. These statistics may be applicable to any new start one is trying to make.  Life changes are personal. There must be a commitment by the individual(s) involved and as much as others can offer or in some cases not offer support, it’s the one making the changes that has to do the work to make it happen. They have to be ready to make the commitment and do the work.

So if you have made resolutions, no matter what the season, remember that you don’t have to be perfect just persistence. Chances are, you didn’t get to the place you are at overnight and getting out of that place won’t happen overnight either. There will be setbacks and moments of weakness, but there are also moments of rededication and restarting as well.

New Year’s resolution statistics are from this website.

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986.


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