Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions that May Ring a Bell

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions that May Ring a BellEvery year, millions of people across the country (and a lot more around the globe) make New Year resolutions. If you’re one of them, this list might sound familiar.

Most of us have probably made a New Year’s resolution at some point in our lives. Some of us have probably made more than a few. But, at the end of last year, according to a variety of sources, the following five resolutions were the most commonly acknowledged by those in the U.S. They may sound very familiar.

  1. Enjoy life to the fullest
  2. Live a healthier lifestyle
  3. Lose weight
  4. Spend more time with family
  5. Save more, spend less

See yourself there? How successful do you think people are at keeping these resolutions? Well, according to statistics compiled by and verified by the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology, we’re not really successful at all. In fact, only 8% of us actually achieve our goals.

  • 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions; 38% never do
  • 49% of people have infrequent success; 24% never succeed
  • 47% of resolutions made are related to self-improvement or education
  • 38% are weight related
  • 34% are money related

There’s one more statistic about people who make resolutions that’s very interesting: 39% of people in their twenties achieve their resolution each year but only 14% of people who are 50 and over achieve success. The reasons for that may vary and we’re certainly not going to hazard a guess.

All of us here at Corcentric wish you a happy, healthy, and successful 2017 whatever your resolutions may be.

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Mike Ruhl | Marketing Manager

Mike Ruhl is Marketing Manager for Corcentric and oversees marketing of Corcentric and their financial process automation solutions.

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