New year, new goals

New year, new goals

A recent Inc. survey revealed what people in the U.S. are wishing for in 2019.

Lose weight. New job. Find a soulmate.

This time of the season is perfect for new goals, but what are U.S. people wishing for in 2019?

A recent survey published by Inc., taken by 2,000 people, has found that diet and healthy eating is the top resolution for Americans as they welcome 2019.

Logically, exercising was bound to come in second, with 65% of respondents. This was followed by losing weight, with 54%. Spending, learning  anew hobby, and quitting smoking and booze also made their way up the rank.

This is the complete list:

1. Diet or eat healthier – (71%)

2. Exercise more – (65%)

3. Lose weight – (54%)

4. Save more and spend less – (32%)

5. Learn a new skill or hobby – (26%)

6. Quit smoking – (21%)

7. Read more – (17%)

8. Find another job – (16%)

9. Drink less alcohol – (15%)

10. Spend more time with family and friends – (13%)

A traditional habit, but not very successful

According to research on the topic, about 60% of us admit that we make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8% are successful in achieving them.

With this in mind, other key findings of the report revealed important information. For example:

  • Saving money is one of the top 5 New Year’s resolutions and also in the top 5 for most commonly failed.
  • Over half of respondents said they fail their resolution before January 31st.
  • Women make health-focused resolutions while men pledge to find a new job and lay off the alcohol.

What are you wishing for this 2019? Happy New Year!


About the Author:

Pablo Hernandez
Community Manager and Senior Reporter for CEO Magazine. Write to Pablo at
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