One of my students recently sent me the following video. Two kids perform a miraculous table cloth pull trick which ends in complete disaster...it is quite hilarious! But, it got me thinking about all the times as a child messing up on different tricks. I used to beat myself up over not doing something correctly or slipping and having my audience catch me.
When learning magic, messing up is part of being a magician and you try to learn from your mistakes as much as possible. Remember, magic isn't easy...it's not a simple whooshing of the hands and saying the magic words. If it was, everyone would be a magician! It takes practice and dedication. Once you put in the time you will see some miraculous magic, not only in yourself but in the magic you are performing!