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Sticking to that New Year's resolution

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MARION -- It's 2018 which means a lot of people will be looking to make--- and keep-- those New Year's resolutions.

Many people said it's the perfect time to make a change.

"Life's there for you. You might as well take it by the horns," said Jeremy Cobb.

Several people we talked to Monday afternoon, like Jeremy Cobb, said it's their health they're most ready to change.

"I think I'm going to put down the cigarettes for good. I've been struggling with that for a while. Get me a couple new jobs and make some good money and buy me a new car," Cobb said.

Others said they want to make a change now to have a better future.

"Stay out of trouble, get good grades in school and finish school. I'll probably go to college for cooking," DeAndre Mosley said.

Mosley said by focusing on school, he hopes to work hard to save up the money to start that culinary degree.

However, not everyone believes New Year's resolutions are all they're cracked up to be.

"You want to try to do it. But at the same time if you are ready to make that change, you're ready to make that change no matter what time of the year it is," Audrey Williams said.

She said you can't force a change and she's not alone in that thinking.
Magazine Psychology Today shows over 20 percent of people fail in the first week and nearly everyone will after a year.

So how long will you keep that resolution?

It all depends on you. 

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