Sincerity of Intention
The first hadith in Sahih Bukhari is “Innamal a’malu binniyat… ” “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions…” He did so to express and affirm sincerity of intention for his work.
In all our deeds we must confirm within ourselves the intention of seeking the pleasure of God. Good deeds will bear fruit if there is sincerity attached to their intentions.
Do not procrastinate
Procrastination is like the quick sand of laziness that can pull us into despair and prevent us from reaching our God given potential.
The Prophet used to say, "O God! I seek refuge with You, from worry and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from cowardice and miserliness, from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by (other) men." (Bukhari)
As soon as you think of a good deed act upon it.
Expand your giving circle
“… And do good unto your parents, and near of kin, and unto orphans, and the needy, and the neighbor from among your own people, and the neighbor who is a stranger, and the friend by your side, and the traveler …” Quran 4:36
Do good deeds for your family, neighbors, friends and all of humanity.
Look for group opportunities
Doing good deeds in a group can increase our collective consciousness. Good company will help us on the spiritual path. It makes it easier to do good because we can help each other and be more effective in our actions.
Gratefulness for the ability to do good
Be grateful to God for the opportunity and ability to do good.
"..If you are thankful, I will give you more .." Quran 14:7
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