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Resolutions, Pooey!

You would have to be Looney Tunes (or Daffy) to make a New Year’s Resolution.  I don’t bother.  My resolutions last, at best, until the first week of February.

I found an interesting article at

They say that 41% of us make New Year’s Resolutions.  And out of that, 42% fail every single year.  9% thought they were successful.

This next statistic surprises me.  The percentage of people in their 20’s that achieve their goal each year is 37.8% !!  Not bad.  But the kicker here, at least in my mind, is that the percentage of people over 50 that achieved their goal each year is only 16.3%  !!  What the….??

I certainly would have thought that the older and wiser over 50 crowd would  have more success.  But, then again, maybe they are wiser.  Maybe they decided  that it was a bunch of “Pooey”!

Do you make resolutions?  Do you stick to them?

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

14 thoughts on “Resolutions, Pooey!

  1. I don’t make resolutions, Penny. Resolutions are usually about things you are bound to fail at like loosing weight and exercising more. I set goals which are measurable and achievable and that works for me.


  2. I don’t make resolutions per se, but I do try to capitalize on that burst of optimistic energy I feel around January 1 in order to get a few things done that have been languishing on my long-term to-do list. I know that making resolutions to change my basic personality is a fool’s errand. Besides, I’m at an age where I’m relatively happy with who I am … or at least I have accepted that I’m not likely to change at this point.

    Happy New Year!


  3. I agree with the “Phooey”. I used to make resolutions when I was younger, but soon realized they changed very little from year to year. Plus, if I needed to make a change, why wait until a new year? It made more sense to work on issues as they popped up.


  4. I Don’t because I cannot stick to them 12 months is to big a commitment. 364 days or more. Nope.


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