Magic can be a deeply personal process… In fact, it should be. How are you relate to the world through your spiritual practices is no less important than how you relate to the world emotionally or physically. Each of these sensory elements are connection surfaces through which we interface with the world around us.
Ritual taps into one such faculty, combining a sea of passions (emotion) and one's comprehension of need (rational thought) Into an accessible tool with form and function. When successful, ritual transforms our comprehension & felt need into an action which then interfaces and interferes with the manifest world.
Whatever you may feel about this, it is an act of rebellion against the status quo. Thus, the action and be freeing. When you've done your Works correctly, it feels like a piece of you has taken flight and become more real in a sense. When this occurs, that once urgent need that you want felt fades into the back of your mind, becoming less poignant and less pressing by comparison.
This active transformation is magic, and it's that innate function which then powers external change. Think on this, as while this might sound insignificant, it's a building block.