Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
“High motivation (himma) is from faith.”
1. The scholars explain that the way to acquire high intentions, and to make one's actions truly for Allah is to make a dua (supplication) to Allah before one starts them. After this, one should pause a brief moment, bring to mind why one is doing this, and then start.
2. To free oneself of uncertain motives, one should make a lot of remembrance of Allah (dhikr), keep the company of the best Muslims one can find, and seek a true path for drawing closer to Allah.
And Allah alone gives success.
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