Did you know that there are millions of people who are trying to take the right steps to recover from bankruptcy just like you? Statistics are showing that the bankruptcy filing rate has gone up to 50% and is only going to continue to rise as interest rates rise as well as more and more homes are foreclosed throughout the country. Although it is natural to be embarrassed or ashamed of your bankruptcy, you are not alone and there are many steps that can be taken in order to help you recover your credit and begin rebuilding your financial path.First and most importantly you will want to take an honest look back on your financial decisions and try to find the root of the problem. From looking back you are taking the first active step to change your financial habits and see where you went wrong in the past. This means that you could create a budget for yourself, learn how to control unnecessary spending and even find a different type of employment if this is seen as negatively impacting your life in one way or another. You want to do everything you can to make sure you don’t find yourself following the same mistakes and path towards another bankruptcy down the road.Establishing and recording your financial goals is a great way to begin taking control of your income and making the active choice to use this money wisely. Goals that may include buying a new home, owning a new car, investing to save for retirement or even trying to retire early are all goals that you need to establish and make clear so that whenever you spend money you will remember your goals. From here, receiving a copy of your credit report as well as credit score is the perfect next step.Although it may be hard or even discouraging, it is a good idea to take a look at your credit report and even place it somewhere in your house you will see everyday as inspiration to make good financial decisions throughout the day. Never let your bankruptcies force you to give up or think negatively. Although in the past many people believed that once there was a bankruptcy on your record, there was no hope for good credit in the future but this is not true. By using positive thinking to keep you motivated and doing everything you can to use your income wisely and only use credit to build good credit, you will be well on your way to recovery.There are credit card companies which will accept those with bad or no credit, with perhaps slightly higher interest rates. This does not matter because the only reason you want this credit card to use and pay off, never allowing a balance to accumulate as this is only to begin rebuilding your good credit.Recovering from a bankruptcy is 100% possible for absolutely anyone as long as they take the time to fully understand what their mistakes were in the past and correct them accordingly.