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December 3, 2014

Health, Happiness, Career: the top 2014 resolutions. What were yours?

Two thirds of peoples’ 2014 resolutions included helping others. Therefore, Microsoft has devoted time to making unfinished resolutions happen before 2015.

Microsoft Lumia commissioned a global 2014 survey[1] and found that one in two people were more likely to stick to their resolution if they publicly shared it online.

Results also identified that people across the globe were united in their goals, with nearly three-quarters of the population (78 percent) wishing they had made more effort to progress with their career, as well as half of people (56 percent) admitting they had hoped to spend more time with loved ones and a further 56 percent feeling like they should have focused on their personal health.

Microsoft Lumia has launched a resolution page which allows people to publicly share the one goal that they still want to achieve during 2014. Throughout December, Microsoft Lumia will select 31 people and help them complete their goals before the New Year. Let’s #MakeItHappen!

The 6,000 people surveyed across the world showed similar goals that they wish they had fulfilled with health, money, and career topping the list.

Twenty-two percent of Brazilians wish they had changed career in 2014 as well as India (23 percent), Vietnam (25 percent) and the U.S. at 7 percent. Half of Brazilians also admit they will focus their 2015 ambitions on “learning something new” (52 percent), which has increased since 2014 (38 percent). Germans were the least concerned about their career progression in 2014 (17 percent) and in 2015 earning more money is of lesser concern to them.

Looking back at 2014 and forward to 2015, Poles reveal a strong desire to spend more time with loved ones (13 percent). Poland is by far the nation most likely to express goals linked to “leading a happier and more balanced lifestyle” (12 percent).

People living in Vietnam and India were the most selfless with their resolutions focusing on doing more for charity or the community, scoring 48 percent and 40 percent, respectively.


Twenty-one percent of Americans showed determination to lead healthier lifestyles in 2014 and for 2015, with 34 percent of Germans and 33 percent of the UK agreeing. In Brazil, 41 percent wish they had lost weight in 2014.

With just less than a month to go until we reach 2015, Microsoft Lumia is pledging to help 31 lucky people meet their unmet goals of the past 12 months.

Whatever your dreams were for 2014, it’s not too late to conquer them.

To tick that final to-do off your 2014 checklist, head over to the resolution page to submit your entry and Microsoft Lumia will #MakeItHappen for 31 people before the year is out.

Will Microsoft #MakeItHappen for you?

[1] This survey by 2CV was conducted with 6,000 people across 12 markets (including: UK, Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Thailand and the U.S.) targeting over 500 respondents per market to be representative of the nation in September 2014.