Apologies if this has been asked before but I couldn't find any posts with the exact question. I'm about to go to college but I haven't decided my major yet. I have loved physics, particularly astronomy, ever since I was a child. I used to read a lot of astronomy books when I was younger. I've always been competent at physics and math at school. I took advanced physics and calculus in high school as well. I was okay at it, not exceptionally good but not too bad either. But my problem is, while I love the ideas and concepts in physics and math, I don't actually enjoy the PROCESS of doing physics/math. I find solving problems tedious, repetitive and stressful. So, what I wanted to know is this: Is it necessary to enjoy the process of doing your work to be satisfied and successful in your career? Or should you just tolerate your boring work for the amazing results it produces in the end? Any insight on this will be much appreciated.