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Tuesday, January 03, 2006 12:13 PM
Did you make any resolutions?
Curt Rosengren on Life

Did you make any new year's resolutions this year? If you did you are in the minority, according to a new study from Goalfree.com. The survey of 1012 Americans found that this year only 45% planned on making resolutions, down from 88% in the past. It also found that only 8% say they always keep their resolutions.

The older people are the less likely they are to make resolutions.

According to the study, New Year's resolution usage in America has been falling rapidly with age 57% of those aged 18-24 set New Years resolutions, compared with only 32% of those over age 54 who still set them. 'As we get older, we get wiser -- and we identify things that don't work for us and stop using them,' says [Goalfree.com president and author] Shapiro, who was featured on the November cover of 'O,' the Oprah Winfrey magazine.

How about you? Do you make any resolutions this year? Do resolutions work for you? What has helped you keep those resolutions in the previous years?


Kevin - 1/3/2006 10:13:02 PM
Hmm, Curt, makes me wonder if that a sign of:
* optimism -- we are maturing to not look for a quick fix solution, or
* pessimism -- we are so certain we can't really change that we don't resolve to improve.
jerrome - 1/3/2006 9:51:50 PM
Resolutions are a trite way to change your life. Usually they deal with (failed) diets, (ineffective) smoking cessation plans, or (a goofy concept of) being nicer to animals or some such. Changing your life requires planning, thinking, determination, etc.


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