As the last poster said, nothing will work every time. Different circumstances need different kinds of work.
But one thing that's known to mess up magical work is doubting it. If you sit there and wonder if it's working, if it's going to work, what you did wrong, why isn't something happening, then you're putting a lot of negative energy and doubt into the work. It'll have a have time working through that.
Work that honey jar with the feeling that yes, it'll work. Yes, you're going to see movement. Yes, you're doing the right thing. Feel power, strength, and confidence in your own work, and it'll go further.