Guess How Many People Keep Their New Year's Resolutions...

New Year's Resolutions aren't a new thing. But in this day and age, with the technology to set daily reminders and track progress of almost anything  (no, really), you'd think that it would be getting easier to keep the promises that we make ourselves once the ball drops. 

Sadly, that's not the case, as a recent study showed that, despite 40% of Americans making New Year's Resolutions, only 8% end up keeping them by the end of the year. There is hope, though, and tips for making your New Year's goals more attainable. For one thing, start with something that is specific or technical instead of an abstract goal. For example, instead of vowing in the abstract to be more adventurous, get specific and set a deadline to plan a trip out of the country. Instead of the ethereal "adventure-seeking" in everyday life, you can set financial goals to purchase plane tickets or set out to learn a language before your flight. 

Setting definable goals with deadlines is a great way to make bigger picture ideals come true. Watch our video below for some other ideas.