It so happens that we enter a room for a purpose but the moment we enter, we forget why we came altogether. Then in this brief period our attention diverts to some other task and we get engross in it. And after considerable time we suddenly remember the real task and we have a chance to complete it.
The world is like that room, we entered in it with a purpose but we got distracted. before our time comes, we must do something about it or else, we'll be in "khasara" greatest loss after which there is no going back.
So what we need to do is be attentive all the time. Keep your purpose in your mind. I know that this is difficult. Allah said so himself that life of a momin is difficult. there's a hadis, I cant remember the exact words the excerpt is:
"The path to heaven is filled with thorns and the way to hell is
laden with flowers."
"The world for a believer is like a prison"
So now we are clear about our life and our destiny. both are difficult, strewn with many obstacles, but in the end fruit laden gardens, maidens for men and milk rivers are the reward..my imagination is going wild :D so what I was saying is.. be attentive. whatever we are doing, keep Allah ji and Hazrat Mohammad PBUH in our mind. their standards, their expectations and rules. does Allah ji approve of my ghussa? no!! calm down. drink water. for sake of Him. And you may also interact Him that I am doing it for You so help me. this helps alot. And when misbehaving with mum dad, shouting at them, think of how much Allah ji will be hurt by our attitude. These and many other consequences, behaviors we encounter in a day. and many a times we are going against them. Allah ji and Hazrat Mohammad. Hawwww!! this is so BAD and we don't even realize it. we have gotten so much used to it. Allah ji and Hazrat Mohammad are way too down in our lit of priorities you know, that is why this happens. I mean its impossible to ignore someone important, no??
I think you get the idea. with ALOT of practice and too much of hard work, we will Inshallah be able to remember our purpose all the time.
khoya na ja sanam kuda'ye kainaat mein
mehfil gudaz!garmye mehfil na ker qubool