Do you feel like your life is one struggle after another and no matter what you do you can’t seem to get ahead? Unfortunately many of us feel that way at some point in our lives, whether we admit it or not.

When you are struggling you basically have two choices.

You can either sit and cry about it, or you can do something about it. Here are concrete steps that you can take to overcome the challenges, and rebuild your life, so that you can become as successful as you were always meant to be.

8 Steps to Help You Rebuild Your Life and Be Successful

Evaluate Your Life

What do you feel is lacking in your life? What do you have that fulfills you?

Make a list, and consider options that will help you create what you feel you are missing. Feel gratitude and appreciation for the good things you have that fulfill you.

Write Down Your Goals

Write out your most important short and long-term goals and dreams, along with a plan to achieve them. Divide your plan into small steps that you know you can accomplish.

For example, if you always wanted to open a bakery, start taking classes on business and baking at the local college.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

Decide which of your stressors are small issues and which ones are large. Is the fact that your mother-in-law drops by unannounced a real concern or can you let that one go?

By letting the small stressors go, you can free up your mind to strategize ways to reduce, eliminate, or cope with what stresses you the most.

Analyze Your Time

Which activities take up most of your time?

Do you wish you had more time for other, more enjoyable activities? If so, then develop a plan to restructure the time allotted for each activity.

Create a schedule that identifies your priorities and stick to it.

Consider Your Fears

What is stopping you right now from taking steps towards what you want in life? Is it a fear that you won’t succeed or that others will think less of you? Do you fear how things might change if you are successful?

Make a strong effort to accomplish your goals regardless of your fears.

Facing your fears will make you feel empowered and more capable.

Create a Daily Success Plan

Think of small changes you can implement each day to improve your life.

Each day’s accomplishments will show you that you are, indeed, moving toward fulfilling your life’s passion!

Leave Regret Behind

Once things start changing and you start feeling happy and successful, you may wish you had started earlier in your life. Push these thoughts of regret out of your mind and simply focus on the exciting new things that are happening in your life right now.

Look for Positive Advice

Surround yourself with positive people. Talk to anyone and everyone you can think of to gather positive tips, advice, and experiences. Speak to people that you feel have it all – everything you may be looking for in life. Find out their secrets, their perspectives, and the thoughts that motivate them.