Enlightenment cannot be forced. One can take up spiritual practice for elevation of consciousness. Enlightenment is the end of all endeavours. It is the final resting into one's own original nature. You can get prepared to witness the sun rising. You have to make yourself available for the sun rise. You cannot make the sun rise, it shall happen on its own.
We often take life for granted. This is because we are unaware of how life operates. We do not know anything about the switch that turns life one. If we are to be in control of life, we need to know, the aspect that needs maximum attention in order that life is conducted well.