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 an octogenarian from 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.