First when you feel strong energy like this it means that you see the importance of this goal, have purpose and faith. It will take you far. However it needs to be tempered to a more sustained flow of energy towards the goal. It is important to know that too much energy can just lead to frustration. Compared to laziness it is a good sign, but nevertheless take care ...!
The Buddha said that this is a gradual path, and it is. The mind cannot be forced into nibbana- the brain cells take time to adapt to the changes -so be kind to them!
Set up a daily practice of meditation- you will get nowhere without this- this is the most important thing you can do to reach the goal
review and contemplate your precepts- keep them. This will take you far.
Simplify your life a bit to give you space to practice and be mindful
Read and get to know the dhamma- seek out teachers who maybe able to guide you -find good ones-discuss-this develops the road map and right view
Get down to the work of developing samatha and vipassana.
Samatha- find any instructions you can -ajhan brahms book is likely to be good -mindfulness bliss and beyond-mindfulness in plain english by Bhanthe Gunerathana even though is not completely samatha, is also good. There maybe many others.
Vipassana- stick to this and you cannot veer off far
The Buddha has said that samatha and vipassana are like the two wheels of the chariot of the noble eightfold path.http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... gress.html