I’m starting to get a little bummed. I have 15.7 hours of hood time (including 3.5 PP) and 12 instrument flight lessons in the books. I feel like I’m below average in my progress. The last 2 lessons were VOR and localizer holds. Here are my suckage points: *Altitude - every flight I seem to have 2 or 3 episodes where a change in configuration gets me out of trim, and then I get fixated on a task/disctracted and I’m 100 ft off, sometimes as bad as 200. *Holding - easy to get distracted and “forget” to start my turn. We end most flights with an approach- *I got below glide slope by half scale 2 flights ago. *Heading - once or twice I’ll get distracted and lose track of the localizer by about half scale. And now my VFR landings are starting to suck because I’m used to being on final at 90 kts IFR, vs my VFR 70 and 60 on short final. Just more discouraging on top of the IFR suck. My CFI tries to be encouraging, but he’s also noted that I need to be getting my altitudes nailed at this point. I’m hard on myself. But I want to really know where I stand. Can’t get a good read. My CFI teaches younger students who are going from PPL to CFI. That’s not an excuse, it’s just a fact that might explain if I suck or if I’m being compared to young natural “sticks”. If it makes a difference, I’m always flying needles, without my GPS map page on, except when on GPS approaches.