Often when learning a new trick it's easy to get discouraged, especially when a specific sequence is required. At times it seems like there must be a misprint in the instructions because something isn't working. For example, I've been trying to learn John Bannon's Bullet Party for a week and just couldn't seem to get it. I read and re-read the book, constantly viewed the DVD, and still no progress.
Then suddenly I figured out my mistake and everything worked beautifully. It was a really, really simple mistake and now it seems so obvious,but until I had that flash of inspiration I just couldn't get it.
So, if you find yourself stuck, DON'T GIVE UP. Once you suffer through the learning curve you'll be rewarded with a fantastic feeling of accomplishment.