According to a new study by Northwestern Mutual, 74 percent of Americans feel the pace of today's society is making it harder for them to focus and remain on track toward achieving long-term goals — including savings goals.

The Stick With It study explored goal-setting in all areas of life, including financial, family, and personal. The results reveal some interesting insight into where financial priorities fall on most Americans' list of goals.

The study, which was conducted by the independent research firm Market Probe, uncovers wide-ranging insights into how Americans prioritize their goals and pursue them over time. Among the key findings:

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