Making smart decisions is always a good idea. Work smart. Avoid making mistakes you may not be able to go back and fix. And the best way to do that is to work with the One who is the source of all knowledge and wisdom.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Prov 9:10) Of course, we’re not supposed to live in “fear” of the Lord. It means honoring Him, turning to Him, because He is wisdom.
That means that you need to hear Him when He talks to you. It’s not as hard as you may think it is. Settle your spirit and listen with your heart. If you know you need to repent about some things, then do that. If you don’t hear Him, ask Him for help. Pay attention to your thoughts. Did you just get an answer or idea about what you asked? Then go with it.
Include God in your business, your family decisions, your schoolwork. Imagine getting divine guidance and special treatment on the projects you are working on. It all starts with honoring God and making Him the great love of your life. Turn to Him first and get the wisdom He loves to give.