To get something you need to know what you really want. If you go to a store you do not buy random items, you go to the store because you have a need for a specific item. You pick up the item and go to the counter because you have to pay for that item. Logically you need money to pay and if you do not have money then you cannot buy the item. Your money is part of your foundation; it is your economical foundation.
Thus, to get something; to reach a goal, there are certain parts of your personal foundation that need to be stable first. There are different parts in you foundation that you constantly need to work on. If your overall foundation is unstable then you risk that the foundation will crack and you will not reach your goals. Imagine that you need to buy something in a store and you have to walk five kilometres to get there; if your legs are too weak they cannot carry you and you will not be able to get to the store.
These examples are simple but the same goes for everything you want in life. First of all you have to fortify yourself in both body and mind. Then you have to figure out what you really want in life and where to get it. Split your wants into small easy goals and reach them one by one while you constantly work on fortifying yourself.
To fortify yourself you have to exercise to get stronger; you have to think about nutrition to rebuild you body; you need proper rest to be focused. These are the basics of you personal core foundation. Take a test to see if your mental foundation is stable and see what you can do to get it stronger.