I've grown up being told that I'm very intelligent, and that I can do great things (just like any other kid I guess) but when I look at my scientific heroes and how young they were when they started their path to greatness, I feel like it's too late for me, and that I will never live up to my family's expectations. I know I'm not dumb, but whenever I struggle in math or science class, I wonder,"Did Neil Degrasse Tyson or Carl Sagan ever have these problems in High School?" And then I just end up feeling like a loser who will amount to nothing. I'm also worried that being female will drastically decrease my chances of success in the scientific field. Are these fears normal??