I have been trying to learn how to program games since I was tween. Without any success past "hello world". I did end up learning how to make good use of HTML and CSS in high school But I still couldn't catch on to the programming language. Fast forward 9 years and I'm still trying to learn (with maybe a little more success in understanding). I've again lost some hope for learning and right now I'm wanting to jump back in (because I made more success with my last effort than I have before).
So what I'm wondering is, any of you programmers out there have any false starts before it clicked for you and you were on your way? Is there any advice for us who are having trouble thinking like programmers other than keep trying (I'm already taking that advice)?