It is a norm for us to always downplay our own capabilities. This is the common culture that most of us grew up in. We do not praise ourselves and we do not know how to gracefully accept compliments. We see what we can’t do, and we stay away from it because someone had told us that we are not cut out for that. We might have gone against all odds and tried to prove them wrong, but failure at first attempt confirms that we are incapable of that task. So there it goes, thrown into a box, sealed and never to be opened again. Because it is easier to seal it in a box rather than patching up the torn dreams and trying to re-live it. It is human nature to always seek the simpler path and claim that to be our destiny.