One day I was hanging out with a friend of mine, and I was trying to convince her that she should learn to ski or snowboard, and she was having none of it. Now, she may have many million reasons for not wanting to learn, but what she said to me that day was, "I'm a total klutz. I'll just hurt myself."
But I think back to another time we were hanging out, and something in our conversation inspired her to move into the yoga pose Natarajasana, or Dancer's Pose. It's a pose that requires substantial flexibility and balance, and she did it effortlessly, without thinking or becoming self-conscious at all. It was quite beautiful.
We are so quick to argue for our limitations.