Careers and life should complement and support each other. The two together should help a person achieve happiness. The key to achieving focus that will help advance both career and life is to prioritize. Think deeply and spend some time really considering what the top priorities in life are. This will make it much simpler to decide what opportunities to accept and when to decline. Figure out what the major motivation in life is and it will become much easier to decide where to spend time and energy. Another essential part of focusing is deciding what ambitions are actually moving towards the ultimate goal and which ambitions are present for other reasons. Having goals is good, but make sure these goals are actually what will improve life and achieve happiness. Happiness can often be achieved not by accomplishing more, but accomplishing what matters.