1. Make a sincere intention (niyyat) to improve your taqwa.
2. Ask Allah Ta'ala to increase your tawqa. It is authentically reported that the Prophetﷺ (peace be upon him) used to supplicate:
اللهم إني أسئلك الهدى والتقى والعفاف والغنى
“Allahum Inni asalukal huda wa ttuqa wal ‘afaaf wal ghinaa.“
“Oh Allah, I ask You for guidance, piety, virtue and sufficiency.”
3. To increase your worship : both sunnan and nawaafil acts of worship to Allah Ta'ala.
4. Observe the blessed sunnah. Imam Malik said, “The Sunnah is like the Ark of Noah. Whoever got on board was safe. Who didn’t, drowned.”
At the end of the day, these steps are like tools hanging in our garages. If we use them, we will build something. If we neglect them or make excuses, then we have none to blame but ourselves. Start by observing the obligatory acts, increase the number of sunnah, charity and social welfare.