Survey predicts more than 70% of goal-setters will fail to reach their goals this year
The New Year is synonymous with setting resolutions and goals. Whether we pledge to adopt better habits to eat healthier, exercise, save money, take a trip or get a promotion at work, most of us are highly unlikely to ever reach these goals. In fact, a recent survey commissioned by goal-based social network, Linkagoal, revealed that as many as 74% of those who set any goals in 2014 failed to reach all of them, and despite the early optimism, just as many are unlikely to reach their 2015 goals – if last year is any indication.
The research, conducted by YouGov in January 2015 on behalf of Linkagoal, surveyed 1,171 U.S. adults, revealed that 87% of respondents who set goals in 2015 said they were optimistic about achieving them. However, only a meager 7% of U.S. adults reported they achieved all of their goals the year before. What were the main reasons why so many had trouble reaching their goals in 2014? The biggest factor was lack of motivation with 41% admitting they struggled to stay on track. Lack of time (32%) and not …read more