Three or four years ago I was achieving over sixty per cent of my News Years esolutions (but they were realistic). The last couple years though, I failed miserably. So, this year, I decided to make only two News Years esolutions. That way, even if I keep one out of the two, I'm still at fifty per cent. How many of us actually keep our New Years resolutions?

According to an article in Salon.com, a report in the university’s Journal of Clinical Psychology reveals that most Americans make the same resolutions, with commitments to health, self-improvement and family ranking heavily in the top 10. And most Americans fail miserably at keeping them. How miserably? The data indicates Americans have a success rate of 8 percent when it comes to being our best selves in the new year.