Recipe for success

Hadhrat Mansur Ali Khan (may Allah preserve him) narrates that Arif-billah Hadhrat Dr. Abdul-Hayy ‘Arifi (may Allah have mercy on him) used to say,

Do these things before embarking on any new or significant endeavor, inshaAllah, you will be successful.  Firstly, ask Allah for help and ease in initiating and completing it.  Then pray that it is done with sincerity (ikhlas) and truthfulness (sidq). And finally pray that it is accepted by Allah.”