The worse-phase is such a pain. I'm always reaching it sooner or later. This is how all my video game efforts go:
1) The first few tries goes pretty bad.
2) I'm getting the hang of it.
3) Here I come, highscores! Just you wait!
4) Proceed to utterly suck at everything. This is the worse-phase, or shit-phase as I tend to call it.
5) Here's where I finally start to play good. It's not very often I get through phase four though.