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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and Other Stats

I love Statistic Brain.

According to it’s data, here are the top 10 resolutions of 2015:

social anxiety alchemy1. Weight loss
2. Get organized
3. Save more money/spend less
4. Enjoy life more
5. Stay healthy
6. Learn something new
7. Quit smoking
8. Help others achieve something
9. Fall in love
10. More family time

More Interesting New Year’s Resolutions Facts

• 45% of people make resolutions
• 8% achieve success in their resolution
• People under 50 seem to be more successful with resolutions

Most Interesting Fact of All

• People who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to reach a goal than people who do not make resolutions.

This is almost disturbing, given that only 8% of resolutions are successfully achieved.

Personally, I don’t make resolutions or set personal goals. Instead, I focus on creating positive habits that will move me in the direction I want to go. Focusing on daily habits, to me, is a more concrete approach that just works if you know how habits work.

Of course, no attempt at a goal or habit will EVER work in a life long pattern of self-sabotage. Self-sabotage occurs when a part of you simply doesn’t care, or is strangely attached to negative outcomes. If you think this might be a pattern in your life, then you should watch this free and enlightening video. It explains how self-sabotage works in your psyche and how to move beyond the frustration.

Happy New Year!


Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and Other Stats

Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.

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Bundrant, M. (2015). Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and Other Stats. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 28, 2020, from


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