Sorry if this thread has already been posted...but I'm very worried about this. I don't have a lot of "natural" mathematical prowess, but I'm a REALLY hard worker, and that resulted in a lot of good grades in high school. In IB SL math, my predicted mark was a 96, and during midterms for gr11 IB physics, I was at a 93 I think. I'm not THAT good at proofs, but I think, with hard work, I'll be able to do well in them. Like I said though, I have no natural mathematical skills. I'm just a really hard worker. I'm self-studying from my brother's first-year uni text (calculus: early transcedentals, 7th edition), and I do understand a lot of it. Most of the early chapters are review from my math course. How would I be able to do well as a mathematician? Would it be absolutely necessary for me to have natural talent, or will I be able to get by in uni with hard work?