Retrolutions – Wednesday’s Wordapod

Wednesday’s Wordapod Created by Matthew J. Goldberg, author of Wordapodia, Volume One: An Encyclopedia of Real Fake Words

So, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Are they more like retrolutions? Already?


Retrolutions (n, plural) – pacts made before the New Year that are soon forgotten about as people revert to their previous unhealthy, unproductive ways.

Sample Scenario

As I enjoyed my third overstuffed pizza of January, I realized that I was—in a strange way—keeping my New Year’s retrolutions. Now, it was time for ice cream before settling in to a productive afternoon on the recliner.


So, Who Knew…?

According to a January 6, 2013 piece by Mayra Kastaneda for the website, “On average, 45% of Americans made New Year’s resolutions each year. The top resolutions for this year were to shed pounds, get organized and to spend less money. But by the end of the year, only 8% achieve their goals. By the first week of the New Year, 75% percent stick to their resolutions…By the time June rolls around half of Americans who made resolutions have failed.”

So, this all means that 92% of all Americans keep their New Year’s retrolutions by year’s end. Sobering…


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Matthew J. Goldberg About the Author: An author, speaker and custom writer from Cherry Hill, NJ, Matt loves to entertain people through his writing and public speaking. Laughs, Smiles and just enough Wisdom reach his audience through the magic of his written and spoken words. More about Matthew

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