Riverside – Nearly 50 percent of Americans will make a resolution for the new year. Not surprisingly, nearly 37 percent of the resolutions are related to increasing the amount of exercise one hopes to complete in the coming year. Unfortunately, according to those who study the phenomenon of resolution making, about 22 percent of all those New Year’s resolutions never make it through the second week. And, by the time the calendar turns to February, about 40 percent have given up on their commitments. Not surprisingly, nearly 60 percent of all New Year’s resolutions never make it to July. However, among those who remain doggedly committed to their personal promises— while most required several attempts (some as many as six), before they attained success—at least 40 percent succeeded on their first try. According to some experts, the primary reason so many resolutions fail is a lack of clearly defined goals.