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New Year’s Resolutions Statistics (Video)

SS Blog New Year’s resolutions Statistics (video)

Here are some statistics on New Year’s resolutions – and an alternative approach. If you prefer to read about the statistics – with some additional numbers, read this blog entry. Happy New Year!  

The Resolution Myth

SS Blog The Resolution Myth

Welcome to 2024. We’ve been told that because it’s a new year, it’s time for a new you. But before you set those resolutions, consider the fact that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail! 24% (one in four people) NEVER succeed and have failed on every resolution […]

Why I’m Not Setting Resolutions for 2023

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2023 is around the corner. Time to make some changes in your life. Right? Ready to set some resolutions? Before you do, did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail! 24% (one in four people) NEVER succeed and have failed on every resolution every year. […]

Why Are You Still Setting Resolutions?

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In 2005, I wrote a book about living a life without goals. Sort of. I’m not anti-goal by any stretch. But there are times that an obsession with goals can negatively impact your performance and happiness. In the book, I talk about setting themes rather than resolutions for the new year. Here’s an article I […]

My 2018 Theme

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In my last post of the year, I shared my process for planning the new year. In summary, instead of resolutions, I set themes. Themes are not goals to achieve. Rather they are words that help guide and shape the year. I first wrote about this concept in my 2005 book, Goal-Free Living.  And now it is […]

Start 2018 with a Innovation Retreat Week

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How do you spend the first week of the New Year? For many, it is back to the grind stone, picking up where you left off in 2017. The new year becomes an extrapolation of the past year. My intention is to use the new year as a chance to innovate and create. Therefore, I […]

For 2018, Use Themes Not Resolutions

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2018 is around the corner. Time to make some changes in your life. Right? Ready to set some resolutions? Before you do, did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail! (if you are interested in some fascinating statistics about resolutions, read this article: Interesting New Year’s […]

Why You Should Ditch Your Goals

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10 years ago I write Goal-Free Living. The book as impacted more lives than any book I’ve written. But at the same time, it has remained relatively obscure in the scheme of things. When it was published, someone told me the book was a decade ahead of its time. It seems as though they were […]

Themes for the New Year

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It is that time of year. Many of you created your New Year’s Resolutions last week. And although we are less than 2 weeks into the new year, I suspect that many of you have already failed in keeping your resolution. This would not be surprising as a study I conducted showed that only 8% of people are […]

Resolutions That Can’t Fail

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It is that time of year. Many of you will soon be setting your New Year’s Resolutions. But did you know that only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail!