Resolutions Usually Not Successful

Illustration by James Steinberg, from wsj.com website article.
Illustration by James Steinberg, from wsj.com website article.

On Monday we told you that our Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com poll question to end the year asks if you plan to make any New Year's Resolutions.

In a recent article for The Wall Street Journal's website, British columnist Jonah Lehrer writes that “human routines are stubborn things, which helps explain why 88% of all resolutions end in failure, according to a 2007 survey of over 3,000 people conducted by the British psychologist Richard Wiseman. Bad habits are hard to break—and they're impossible to break if we try to break them all at once.”

On today's Public Pulse program, we'll discuss the poll question results, but we encourage you to call in, to either share what your Resolutions are, if any, or if you've made them in the past and fall into the 12% of those whose resolutions were successful.

To read Mr. Leher's article in its entirety, click here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB...

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