Pray to get closer to God's heart. But:
WARNING! One of the challenges is you. As you get closer to God you will diminish, and God will dominate the spotlight. Your plans will recede. Your goals will back off. "You" will not longer be front and center.
This is good, because the cause of most of your problems is: you.
Henri Nouwen writes: "Our desire to be successful, well liked, and influential becomes increasingly less important as we come closer to God's heart." (Nouwen, Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life, K 16%)
I continue to find this is good, so I am praying to be free from my own perceived greatness and get close to God and his glory.