To quote myself on failed magic:
You've written laws into your reality which you're going to have to unwrite. This is what happens when you start working bullshit magic with no proper understanding of what you're actually doing.
Yes. Take it from my own experience. I’m still working to undo things I’ve done.
Every time you work magic you are not just bringing about the desired result or not, but are changing the way your reality works, if ever so subtly.
If your magic is not working, stop immediately!
Go back to the drawing board.
You are doing something to prevent it from working and you need to figure out what that is before you weave this mistake ever more tightly into the fabric of your universe. I’ve learned this the hard way. This is another reason why a matter for which magic at first yields mediocre results can become ever more impossible to influence the more one attempts to.
Magic is fun, but it is not a game. There are consequences for losing again and again. The living imagination is not a toy.
Law of reversed effort? You’re putting more effort into it because you failed, but you’re just doing more of the exact same thing! There’s part of your law of reversed effort right there. Training is one thing, building power another, but only an idiot tries the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.