“Before you begin scrambling up the ladder of success, make sure that it is leaning against the right building.”
Clarity of thought is crucial before you begin to work on any task. Write down the reasons to do it and how to do it. If you are unable to do so hire a coach or mentor, to guide you. Thrash out your ideas till you have clearness, have critical discussion with a specialist. Discuss, write.. till the time you are crystal clear about what is expected and the way it has to be done.