Shaikh al Hadith Mawlana Mohammed Zakariya Kandehlawi mohajir Madani (Allah have mercy on him) instructed a seeker,
‘Persistence in daily routine of good works (wird) is the way to spiritual progress.
Be vigilant in completing the daily wird!
Do not pay attention (to the thoughts) that my condition is not changing with remembrance (dhikr).
It is an established principle according to the pious preceding masters of this path that blessed remembrance of Allah even if done with extreme heedfulness does not remain without a (spiritual) affect.’
Monthly Ihsan o sulook, Safar 1410, page 63