- A week into the new year, just 77 percent of resolution makers are still on track
- Outsmarting the odds means setting doable goals, then breaking them down into reasonable steps
If you're like almost half of all adults, you have a New Year's resolution. But once the champagne flutes are back on the shelf, it's hard to make that pledge stick. A week into the new year, just 77 percent of resolution makers are still on track, and after six months, only about 40 percent will have stayed the course, according to University of Pennsylvania research.