Persistence really does pay off!
After lots and lots of time and practice, I'm finally, consistently, staying over 1000 rating in tactics! I'm very excited about this. I used to do tactics and when I failed, I didn't understand why. Now, I'm starting to really understand some of the puzzles to the point where I can understand why the correct answer is correct and incorrect answers are wrong.
I'd given up on tactics for quite some time. It was only fairly recently that I decided to try them again, and I'm glad I did! This has reenergized me when it comes to practicing chess! Bring on the puzzles!