“This is Obi-Wan Kenobi: A phenomenal pilot who doesn’t like to fly. A devastating warrior who’d rather not fight. A negotiator without peer who frankly prefers to sit alone in a quiet cave and meditate. Jedi Master. General in the Grand Army of the Republic. Member of the Jedi Council.
And yet, inside, he feels like he’s none of these things. Inside, he still feels like a Padawan. […]
Being named to the Council came as a complete surprise; even now, he is sometimes astonished by the faith the Jedi Council has in his abilities, and the credit they give to his wisdom.
Greatness was never his ambition. He wants only to perform whatever task he is given to the best of his ability.”
~ Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover