In honor of 2014, I thought I'd do some quick research to see what we might look forward to, and learned some highlights will be:
February 7-23, The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia
August 24, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will cross the orbit of Neptune after traveling for over eight years. (New Horizons is scheduled to reach its mission target, Pluto, in 2015.
December 31, the US and the UK will officially withdraw their troops from Afghanistan, marking the end of their 13-year involvement in the Afghan Civil War.
Also likely is that Moore's Law of continuous microchip miniaturization will become obsolete in 2014 due to economic constraints, and a commercial cure for baldness is predicted. Likely there'll be plenty of other triumphs and challenges that Wikipedia can't predict.
Something that stands out for me is that NASA's new horizon spaceship is scheduled to reach it's mission target, Pluto, next year, after nine years of travel and unknown years of launch preparation. The other examples have also required years to manifest. The point is, it's fine and often necessary to flow with what comes; but if we know we want to go to Pluto someday, we might not want to wait till someday to begin the journey.
What does your Pluto look like, and what needs to be done to get there?
I hope that 2014 is the year we all move towards our highest creative goals with intention, intelligence, and continued inspiration. Why wait, let's begin right now.
Happy New Year