Day: December 5, 2017

365 Challenge: Day 268 – Settle

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Settle: (a) adopt a more steady or secure style of life, especially in a permanent job and home, or (b) accept something less than what you want


When I opened my laptop this morning, I clicked on the news to see what if anything major happened overnight. I somehow hit an extra button too quickly and this quote popped up on my screen. I saw it as a sign given how important it’s become to me:

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”                      -Steve Jobs

There are days when we feel like it’s time to settle — to just accept whatever it is before us rather than push for what we want. Fight through it. It might be appropriate in some situations, but it’s never appropriate in all situations. It was 18 (eighteen) months ago [today] that I made the decision to leave my corporate position in technology and focus on one of my passions: writing. I am grateful for this opportunity and I have enjoyed every moment since then. I wish only the same for all of you. Life is good.


About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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