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

Without possessing excessive love for Allah Ta’ala and for deen, despite how simple a command may be, one will experience difficulty in fulfilling it. On the other hand, if the ingredient of love is found within one’s life, despite how difficult the command is, it will be completely easy for one to fulfil it. Making any amount of sacrifices for deen will be simple. Sacrificing one’s life for the sake of Allah Ta’ala will even become easy. Generally this excessive love is obtained in the company of the lovers of Allah Ta’ala. There is no limit to the amount a person can acquire in the company of the friends of Allah Ta’ala. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 6/147)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za