You may not have any extra talent, but maybe you are just paying more attention to what you are doing.
It's been a long way, but we're here.
They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student.
You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft.