Post Date: December 12, 2011
New Year’s Resolutions that Fail!
Excitement is in the air! Plans for New Year’s Eve in Washington DC are buzzing! Let’s pop the champagne! Watch the ball drop! Steal that New Year’s Eve kiss! Wake up with a raging hangover and engage in an American pastime with an 80% failure rate – The New Year’s Resolution!
Four out of five people who make New Year’s resolutions will break them- one third won’t even make it to the end of January. Yet, statistics never stop the masses from reflecting on the past year and choosing that ONE thing they desperately want to change- even though the chance of follow through is slim.
Here are some of the most popular and wildly unsuccessful resolutions people will make and inevitably break.
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According to a New York Times article, nearly 40 percent of those surveyed attribute breaking their resolutions to having too many other things to do, while 33 percent say they simply aren’t committed to the resolutions they set. But experts say the real problem is that people make the wrong resolutions. The typical resolution often reflects a general desire, rather than a specific goal.
So, this New Year’s maybe it’s best to just skip the resolution all together and focus on the DC New Year’s Eve events or at least take it one-day-at-a-time.