Because soaring with the eagles requires so much more effort.
There are people out there who do their best, work hard, and push their boundaries, not for praise or recognition, but for pride. We call those people “chumps.”
Instilling the self-confidence kids will need to carry them through all the failure they'll experience because they weren't taught competence instead.
Because there's nothing standing between you and your goal but a total lack of talent and complete failure of will.