What shall I do with my life? Aim for Paradise, and concentrate on today.
What does all that mean? Orient yourself properly. Then—and only then—concentrate on the day. Set your sights on the Good, the Beautiful, and the True, and then focus pointedly and carefully on the concerns of each moment. Aim continually at Heaven while you work diligently on Earth. Attend fully to the future, in that manner, while attending fully to the present. Then you have the best chance of perfecting both.
It’s a balance. Always a balance.
You cannot only have external success without internal depth. You won’t be satisfied, and end up worse than where you started.
When you feel fixated on a goal and suffers badly, ambition could blind you if you don’t balance it with inner aspirations.
How can you aim continually at Heaven while you work diligently on Earth?
Perform each task in front of you, as if it’s God’s tasks. It’s specifically designed for you to do. It’s not by luck or random occurrence, it’s well-planned only for you. So, do your best in each moment.