Jeffrey Korst wrote:MManchester-
So perform! Even if--for right now--you're just doing tricks.
I want to second Jeff's advice.
Magic is a performing art, you become a better performer by performing, receiving feedback from your audience, learning from that feedback and performing again.
I long ago realized I will NEVER be a great magical artist - I don't have the talent or the drive. But I do perform some entertaining magic for my students and my friends. And I do strive to be as artistic and competent as I am capable of being.
I am also a better magician this year than I was last year - precisely by following the advice Jeff just gave you. I perform every day and I think about how to improve my performance - over time it has paid off.