Only 44% of Us Will Make a New Year’s Resolution This Year

Are you doing the New Year’s resolution thing this year?  Or will you FAIL anyway, so why bother?  A new poll found fewer people are doing them than last year.

44% of Americans say they’ll make a resolution, down from 50% a year ago.  And their dismal success rate is partly to blame.  Just 10% of people stick to their resolution, according to the poll.  And 47% of all resolutions will fail by February 1st.

The top five reasons we don’t follow through are a loss of motivation, not planning well enough, not having enough support, setting too MANY resolutions, and setting goals that are too ambitious.  The most common resolution last year was to lose weight, and it was also one of the goals we were LEAST likely to follow through with.