The attached link will lead you to a PDF of the current issue of Wood & Steel, Taylor Guitars quarterly magazine. I encourage you to take 10 minutes or so to read the article on pages 8 & 9 titled, How to Become a Natural, by Shawn Persinger. Though the article is written for musicians, specifically guitarists, you will find that Shawns common-sense advice applies equally well to the practice and performance of magic. Sorry there was no direct link, but the file is readable on-line and does not require downloading.
http://www.taylorguitars.com/woodandste ... l_2011.pdf