I have aspirations of becoming a physicist. I absolutely love physics and pure mathematics; I am fascinated by both fields. I am only concerned with the required mathematical abilities to be able to become a competent physicist. I am not amazingly good at math, I would put myself in the lower 4th quartile to upper 3rd of my IB math class in terms of ability. Must one be an individual with natural and rare talents in mathematics to be successful? Will my lack of profound genius in mathematics stop me from suceeding in becoming physicst, perhaps even one with a PhD.?