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?

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Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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14 Responses to Resolutions, Pooey!

  1. Ha! Too funny! I’m 49…I have 6 months before I’m into the pooey zone! In the meantime, I’ll try sticking to my diet and going to yoga classes 😉



  2. My mom is 71 and she things it’s a bunch of pooey. LOL. So you may be on to something here. 🙂


  3. 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.


  4. 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!


  5. 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.


  6. tracyw says:

    I’ve never made resolutions. Why set myself up for failure when so much of my life is one big face palm?


  7. Egyptian says:

    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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