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.
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.
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.
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
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.