What is success? What comes to mind when you think about success and productivity? Is it vast wealth, or perfect time management, or showing off everything we have? Our lives have meaning so much greater than that, and only by finding our true purpose will we experience our peak productivity and success.
One of the most powerful sayings of the Prophet ﷺ that captures our purpose in life, and the direct and immediate role Allah (swt) has in facilitating our affairs, is one in which he states that the person who makes the next life their primary concern (in terms of their goals and desires), Allah (swt) will place wealth or abundance in their hearts, and He will organize this person’s affairs – and this world will come to them whether it (the world) wants to or not.
When we revolve our decisions and actions around the intention and the constant goal of pursuing God’s pleasure in the next life, all of the doors of this world will open right before your eyes.