Those global warming publicists who were helicoptered from a tight spot in antarctic ice are still down by the south polar ice shelf on a naval vessel. Meanwhile, the Akademic Shokalskiy from which they were saved, has reached New Zealand after the ice cleared away again as forecast. It makes me laugh but the lesson isn't about schadenfreude. Good decisions are rarely rushed decisions. If the south polar luminaries had taken a little longer view of things, they'd already be home.
As a kid growing up in the Ottawa Valley, I beavered away every March to force free icy slabs that buried our drive. Two weeks later, the neighbour, who didn't share my compulsion, had a clear drive too. The sun did a fine job and only my impatience created the work.
Unhurried and profound decisions come up quietly in life. There is no fanfare or swelling of the fiddles in the background music. The opportunity to move to a community with better job opportunities can be there for a decade. The chance to marry well and prosper while also happy can sit under your nose for months and even years. The gumption to change diet and lose twenty five pounds may save your life and there is no economic barrier to start. There was no deadline to become a father but I found treasure with my arms about my baby daughter and her brothers before her.
The best decision you will make in 2014 is probably one you could have made in 2013,