In the fantasy world magic is instant: you can make someone puke with slugs in a second (not much use, not sure why this is the first magic trick that came to my mind ;-) or make yourself rich, invisible...or invincible!
In real life magic takes time. But it is as real as your breakfast, or your job... Hard work is a longer spell for success, being attentive and loving to people is a spell for being loved in return, smiling every day is a spell for a happier well-being, valuing and spending your time wisely is a spell for having more of that time, etc, etc.
Magic is a part of our every day life, and you don't need to go to Hogwarts to study it. Just listening to yourself helps. Knowing your purpose should bring about the right spell. Non-magical people need lots of patience for the spells to work, but once mastered, the rest is easy!
I am off to cast more spells on paper!