Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

How can the advice of a spiritual mentor benefit the one who has no interest or desire to change his life? The people who paid the most attention to the reformation of the people were the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam). However, despite receiving the attention and advice of the Nabi, those who had no desire to change remained unaffected. The basis for Allah Ta‘ala blessing a person is the level of desire and thirst within the person to change and reform his ways. Without this desire, absolutely nothing can be achieved. This is the system of Allah Ta‘ala. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 7/272)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za