If people don’t expect much out of you, you are not likely to get the best opportunities. However, this also gives you the best opportunity to surprise them by outperforming.
A penniless person doesn’t have the power or the privilege of a rich person. But a penniless person also has no wealth to lose. A rich person always has to always guard against losses.
A life of adversity is harder and more painful than one of comfort and convenience. But a life of adversity also offers far more opportunity for growth, learning and accomplishment.