When I work with people on a 1:1 basis, I start them out looking at their values and priorities. Next step is formulating goals and affirmations that work ( as opposed to how most gurus teach them) using the Personal Meaning Quotient (PMQ).
You then need a way to measure your happiness level so you can tell when you feel better and your life works more easily. To accomplish that end I developed the Personal Happiness Quotient (PHQ) which, basically, is a way to measure your level of happiness across your life.
Sometimes we fail to see our forward progress because it happens incrementally day by day. Others, who only see us occasionally notice the difference. When we can see that difference ourselves, without outside input then we create automatic motivation to propel us through each day.