Am I too dumb for IB? Need help
I'm a recent starting 1st year analyst. I know there are a lot of these posts that come around this time of year but hear me out. I think I may be too dumb for banking. Before I had read how all of the analyst level work is tedious and boring, but I am really struggling to understand anything.
I feel so lost with everything. I don't mind putting hours in or working hard but I feel so dumb when I look at a model or the formulas in them. I honestly don't even know how I got to this point. I am constantly asking questions on assignments that are probably obvious and just feel overwhelmed at this point before even really ramping up. It takes me so long to understand things that others understand quick I feel like.
Should I just call it now and find something else? I went to a semi-target and finished with around a 3.6 which I guess means I can understand some things but still I get this deep pit in my stomach when working on things and mess up all the time. Is it that bad to just be a lower bucket analyst and be like that? I'm really concerned for my future and scared for what's to come. I feel like a failure and need help.