How to know if one is smart enough for PE

Hey guys. Title is somewhat self explanatory.

 

For context, I am starting FT at BofA this year in a good group. As I am sure every college grad entering banking does, I am considering PE -- but I am wondering whether I am really smart enough to break in and make it a long career. I have never thought of myself as particularly smart nor do I feel as though I was exceptionally impressive relative to my peers during my SA. In fact, I feel as though I was somewhat lucky in landing my SA and subsequent FT offer. I don't mind banking tasks -- the hours during my SA just made me realise I couldn't do it long term, hence why I am thinking of PE. back to the main reason of the post, how does one know if they are good enough? if one realises they are not, what is the next best path? ECM/DCM? corp dev doesn't really interest me so any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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