Grandfather says self-confidence and independence go hand-in-hand.
From his earliest days, Grandfather marched to his own drummer. In first-grade at elementary school — a barracks-like structure with a classroom at each end and a coal furnace in the middle — he learned to read and spent the rest of the year, reading all the books in shelves at the back of the room; paying little attention to what was going on up front.
It has been said, “There are no such things as teachers — only students.”
Why are some apparently born with that self-confidence, others, not? Who knows, but it’s not usually hard to tell who has it and who does not.
Can it be developed and/or strengthened? Grandfather says he doesn’t know, but recommends you should try.
Do it on your own; your way.
Be a student, independent of “authorities.”
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is a nonagenarian in West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here. This article was originally published on 8 February 2018.