Daily Prompt: One Day I’ll Live “Happily Ever After”

Today’s Daily Prompt is “Happily Ever After”. Am I living happily ever after at the moment? No, but I know what will help me get there.

Overcoming Fears

Photo Credit (nocturnal-schism on deviant art)
Photo Credit (nocturnal-schism on deviant art)

I consider myself ambitious and talented. But my biggest challenge is fear. I’ll be honest and say my fears hold me back. I’ve always had a reserved personality. I tend to stay to myself, do things that I enjoy, and stay away from drama.

But I take words to heart and retreat into a shell. I’ve been in this comfort zone for a while now. I can’t be hurt if no one is around.

That’s what I need to live happily ever after. I’ll have to overcome my fear of failure, rejection, and people who don’t like me for whatever reason.

Meanwhile…

Confidence and Self-Esteem

True happiness starts inside. I don’t need a pat on the back every time I do something good. Nor do I need national recognition for my writing endeavors (although this would be nice). I only need confidence and self-esteem, two characteristics which start with me. No one else.

Usually I’m encouraged by life’s prospects. I see a great career, nice home, maybe even a family. But theoretically, I’m frozen, too comfortable with my routine. I need to push through, then I’ll feel better about myself.

One day…

Maybe when I’m a published author, I’ll live happily ever after. What motivates us better than success? Maybe when I earn my degree, I’ll be

Photo Credit (vmaurin/Flickr)
Photo Credit (vmaurin/Flickr)

proud. What’s better for self-esteem than feeling proud? Maybe, maybe, maybe. I wish I had a concrete solution.

I’m sure I can live happily ever after one day. I’m headed on the right track.

Anyone else? What would you need to live happily ever after? Are you already there? Please share.

10 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: One Day I’ll Live “Happily Ever After””

  1. “I’m sure I can live happily ever after one day. I’m headed on the right track.”

    It might sound trite, but try an experiment for a while. Live happily one day at a time. Look at what you have today and value it. be happy with this one day, with what you have today, with who you are today. Live happily one day at a time and keep on doing that. One day you can look back and realise that you have been living happily ever after all along.

    “I’ll have to overcome my fear of failure, rejection, and people who don’t like me for whatever reason.”

    People will never like me. I am past caring. Happiness comes from liking yourself. Be the person that you are, measure your successes not your failures (you got halfway TO your goal, that’s brilliant! you found ONE great sentence in that last 500 words? Terrific!) and if you accept yourself, who cares if others reject you. Nobody ever said you had to be everyone’s cup of tea. The others are allowed to have poor taste, yes?

    Good luck.

      1. Exactly! I realise that my ‘I believe in you’ comment might have sounded patronising, that wasn’t my intention at all, I have enjoyed looking through your blog and I’m looking forward to having more time to read more :)

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