The steady achievement of goals, and the acquisition of hard-won skills will help many students think better of themselves, which will in turn lead to an increase in self-confidence, and a capacity to be assertive when necessary.
Self-confidence and the self esteem which comes with it can open doors and opportunities. If we understand ourselves and our abilities, we can avoid and conquer the depression which so often affects people in our age. Think well of yourself, and you can think well of others, but remember that thoughts without action cannot achieve change. So, start your journey in the Way of the White Dragon by coming to class, and remember that learning does take time, but improvement comes with practice and effort.