Some 80 percent of New Year's resolutions are New Year's failures by the time February comes around. The collective interest in saving money, losing weight or traveling more somehow loses its appeal just days or weeks after the commitment to take them on is made.
There are many reasons you never stick to your resolutions. For example, you're typically going at it alone. The American Psychological Association recommends finding a buddy with the same goal. Keeping each other accountable, as well as encouraging each other, will help keep you going.