PHOENIX, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Scranton reports that only 8 percent of individuals are successful in achieving their New Year's resolutions each year. Approximately 75 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions each year. Hastings & Hastings notes that the success rate regarding New Year's resolutions is quite low.
According to the same report, the most popular resolution made each year is to lose weight. Other popular resolutions include getting organized, spending less, reducing stress, quitting smoking, falling in love, and spending more time with family.
Hastings & Hastings notes that individuals who make resolutions related to self-improvement see the highest rate of success. Resolutions related to relations are both less common than resolutions related to self-improvement and are achieved more infrequently.
The University of Scranton also provides data on successful resolutions in terms of the age of those individuals who achieved them. Individuals in their twenties met with success approximately 39 percent of the time, while individuals over the age of 50 met with success approximately 14 percent of the time.
Hastings & Hastings notes that statistics do not predict future behaviors. Rather, statistics should be used as a learning tool. Most New Year's resolutions are abandoned within three months. Hastings & Hastings draws the conclusion that if individuals can make it through the period of time in which the risk of abandonment is the highest, than the chance of success rises dramatically. Hastings & Hastings uses this as an example as a way statistics can be used help improve the chance of success.
Concluding, Hastings & Hastings wishes all individuals the best in terms making and achieving New Year's resolutions.
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