Your spiritual path leads you towards enlightenment. When you look back at truly enlightened beings from the past, most of them did not become spiritual because they studied spirituality. It was something else that raised their consciousness to higher levels.
This is not to imply that studying esoteric knowledge is unhelpful. On the contrary, it is exceedingly useful in achieving a goal of spiritual growth. Exposing yourself to the higher vibrations of spiritual information has a positive, uplifting effect, but study alone does not make a person enlightened. So then, what is the answer?
What made these enlightened beings different? One thing they had in common, was that even when focusing their attention on the mundane aspects of life, they managed to do so with kindness, compassion, and regard for others. They pursued higher vibrating endeavors, including helping others and teaching higher truths.
In the process, by living differently than those around them, they created new thought patterns within themselves. These thought patterns became a model for those who saw their unique actions.
As time passed, they found that they could do things that others could not. Does that sound familiar? Some were able to heal, others had clairvoyant capabilities, or mystical skills.