Hi everyone, I'm a physics undergraduate and I'm starting to doubt my ability to complete my course. I'm in my second year of three and no matter how hard I try I can't understand a lot of what's going on. I've been falling behind for a little while and don't really see what I'm doing wrong. I recently flunked some exams that I busted my guts working for and I found that really demoralising. I wonder if I'm just not smart enough to do this anymore. Maybe I've reached a ceiling of intelligence and I just can't understand anything harder. Perhaps I'm not working in the right way, maybe going to lectures just isn't helpful (I certainly don't get much out of them). Did anybody feel like this in their undergraduate degrees? Do you think that you can just not be smart enough for a physics degree? Or is it just down to working in the right way? I don't really have any peers in physics or any family that went to university so I don't know who to turn to. I'd like to hear any advice on strategies for understanding the basics and getting motivated and optimistic about my academic future. Having said that, I'd really like you guys to be straight and honest and not sugar coat it. What should I do? Yours, Robsta.