In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful
A student of knowledge asked for counsel (nasiha). I replied:
 Reflect on what you have learned from your teachers.
 Write down the most important counsels they gave you.
 Resolve to act upon these counsels the best of ways till the last of your breaths.
 Have a specific plan on how to act upon and live these counsels.
 Review these counsels on a monthly basis–and renew your resolve to follow them, with complete reliance upon Allah in this.
And Allah alone gives success.