What about when you have done a ritual or working, but it hasn't worked? The result you wanted hasn't manifested.
You start to think, and come up with some ideas:
1. I did it wrong, for example didn't banish properly.
2. The paradigm/system is at fault or flawed in some way.
3. Failure to "paradigm shift".
4. Lust of result caused a battle between the conscious/unconscious mind.
5. Failure to focus the Will and achieve the necessary state.
6. Others lack of belief.
Some possible solutions:
1. Make sure you take the time to get it right in future!
2. Change the paradigm/system?
3. Immerse yourself more fully in the paradigm, simply believing for a little while may not be enough, living the paradigm for a while may be needed.
4. Try using sigils or some other indirect method to avoid the lust of result.
5. Practice training your Will and achieving altered states (this is an ongoing process).
6. Keep your work secret, and allow only other magicians who you know to be more experienced take part in the work.
And sometimes...there may be no answers.
It could also have worked, but not in the way you intended!
Delivered From The Abyss