As women, we understand that life often gets messy and hectic. You know that saying, “Stuff happens!” Stuff happens at your job, stuff happens at home, at school, well everywhere to be honest. Life can get cluttered up with all the peripheral things that distract us from discovering our true purpose. Life takes us down so many paths, that we often lose sight of the journey we should be on.

For the most part, we all long for a rewarding and happy life. However, in today’s world of IPhones, IPads, TV’s and computers, we often idolize the “lifestyles of the rich and famous,” forgetting that those lifestyles are more than likely unattainable. We often think that material things, expensive clothes, big houses, cars and money will make us happy. We all know women who act superior because of their lifestyles, but if you scrap back the layers, you discover that they are self-centered, selfish, and that they really aren’t happy. In point of fact, they are bored, dissatisfied, and they find no real joy in their lives.

Since most women want to be happy and successful, they want a peaceful home life, a rewarding career and a full social life, it’s important to ask the right questions of ourselves. What inspires you? What do you expect of yourself? What are you destined to do? And do you hold yourself accountable for your own inner-peace or do you blame others for the discontent in your life?

As we travel down the road of life, it is very easy to get bogged down in a rut and we lose touch with our inner selves. We become too comfortable with nagging our husband, with our jobs, our kids, the dishes, and the laundry. We want to please everybody and in reality, we aren’t pleasing anybody, least of all, ourselves. We have forgotten to honor ourselves. We have lost sight of our own journey. We have forgotten how to sit still, take a break and indulge our inner selves.

In short, we have lost our passion along with our inspiration. Now would be a good time to take the road less traveled and figure out the triggers that cause us to react in anger. We desperately need to relinquish our guilt over our own flaws and take responsibility for this life that we are not fully satisfied with. Surround yourself with women who are confident and empowering. Find women who are true friends to encourage you and hold you accountable when you stray from the destiny you are meant for.

In order to truly build strong relationships with other women, we must first build a meaningful relationship with ourselves. Dig deep and figure out where you want to go. Ask for help. Bring light into the dark place that holds you back. Ask yourself what you really want to do? Do you want to write? Do you want to volunteer? Do you want your own business? Maybe you just want to be the best wife and mother you can be. Whatever you desire, accept what you have been and then step forward toward what you want to be.

We need to believe that we matter! We need that sisterhood to guide us along our journey and give us permission to thrive. We need those strong women who will unselfishly put us on the path to wellness. And the stronger you become, the easier it becomes for you to pioneer a trail for other women to follow. Living your best life means focusing on others, knowing where you are going, what you are destined for, and begin planting the seeds of love where you cannot see it.

To discover more about how to begin your journey  and become a victorious person, tune in to the Warrior DIVAS Podcast, Episode 6 Online at https://divasimpact.com/podcast/.