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 https://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

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

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.

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  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!

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  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.

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