In 2002, FranklinCovey Organizational Products published the results of the first annual New Year’s Resolutions Survey. This year FranklinCovey asked the same questions to a statistically similar, nation-wide representative group. With ten years’ worth of New Year’s resolutions research and results, it’s now time to look back and see how our priorities have changed in the last decade.

See which popular goals keep coming up each year and which have changed. 

In 2002, FranklinCovey Organizational Products published the results of the first annual New Year’s Resolutions Survey. This year FranklinCovey asked the same questions to a statistically similar, nation-wide representative group. With ten years’ worth of New Year’s resolutions research and results, it’s now time to  look back and see how our priorities have changed in the last decade.

See which popular goals keep coming up each year and which have changed.

Top 10 Resolutions in 2002

  1. Lose weight
  2. Improve financial condition
  3. Quit/reduce smoking
  4. Become more physically fit
  5. Change career or job
  6. Improve family relationships
  7. Improve health
  8. Continue Education
  9. Improve work habits and career situation
  10. Improve other relationships (friends, coworkers, neighbors)

Top 10 Resolutions in 2012

  1. Become more physically fit
  2. Improve financial condition
  3. Improve health
  4. Lose weight
  5. Read more
  6. Change overall attitude: be more positive
  7. Improve family relationships
  8. Travel more
  9. Do more volunteer work
  10. Improve other relationships (friends, coworkers, neighbors)

How have your goals or resolutions chnaged over the past ten years or year? We want to know.

This article originally appeared in the GO Community on December 29, 2011.