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As we know Do we assume doing the same will lead to improvement? Of course not. Many of us act that way [lobster raises guilty claw] ...
It is only by overcoming useless or counter productive emotional, mental and behavoural loops that the condititions of Nirvana come into play. Obvious? I think so too.
This is something we have to realise, internalise and act on. Obvious? I certainly hope so.
This understanding was for me the basis of any minimal progress made. Oh I still chop wood (mostly my own head) and carry water (mostly my own tears of reality) but nonetheless I know which direction realisation requires ... and it ain't more of the same ...