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Should I pursue a career that interests me even if I don't have much aptitude for it?

I have a strong interest in the field of bioengineering for what it can potentially accomplish. However, in my own estimation, I have little aptitude for hard science and seriously doubt whether I can succeed academically in the areas necessary to enter the field. This self-assessment is based on my academic history, life accomplishments, and aptitude test results. My Should I try to pursue this career against the odds anyway, or should I accept that I don't have the intellectual capability to do so?

Donovan Bailey , 23.12.2014, 09:48
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Jose, 01.01.2015, 09:09
May I recommend http://calnewport.com/books/so-good/ ?
Here's one of the reviews:

“This book changed my mind. It has moved me from ‘find your passion, so that you can be useful’ to ‘be useful so that you can find your passion.’ That is a big flip, but it's more honest, and that is why I am giving each of my three young adult children a copy of this unorthodox guide.”

—KEVIN KELLY, SENIOR MAVERICK, WIRED MAGAZINE

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