Jenny Gallardo explained, “My resolution is to get accepted to Lindenwood University or Bradley University and to continue to move forward in life. I also plan to fulfill this resolution this year.”
However, there are some students that do not have any resolutions for the new year. Lindsey Nixon commented, “I don’t really have any resolutions to fulfill this year.”
There are many people around the world who do, however, have resolutions that are repetitive each year. According to Statistic Brain, “The number one new year’s resolution for 2014 is losing weight, followed by: getting organized, spending less and saving more, enjoying life to the fullest, staying fit and healthy, learning something exciting, quitting smoking, help others in their dreams, falling in love, and spending more time with family.”
Well, how many people actually fulfill their resolutions and stick to them every year?
SocialVibe says, “Only 28% of those who make resolutions actually succeed in keeping them, and 46% never get started.”
From the statistics from forbes.com, “Only a small percentage of people actually succeed in keeping their resolutions, but why? These people who fail at keeping their resolutions do not set realistic goals that are remotely possible to achieve.” Some examples would be becoming a millionaire or climbing every mountain in the world. Those people who do set realistic goals are more likely to achieve them rather than the ones with unrealistic goals.
Even though those New Year’s resolutions may seem difficult to achieve, some could possibly change a person for the better, or some may not even be fulfilled, but many believe it’s a tradition that should not be broken. New Year’s resolutions or not, opportunities can be opened, all while ringing in the new year.
-by Karissa Durbin