Practice not for the attainment of enlightenment, but rather, for the attainment of the end of practice.
Only then, can there be practice.
Only then can we walk the pathless path, leading here and now to the goalless goal, not at some indeterminate time in the future.
Enlightenment is to be aware that what you seek is here now, ever present.
It is present before practice, not discovered through it.