pianow True. I very very clearly the recall the times (stage) when I was just playing melody with my right hand. No problem with that - as I have good relative pitch and fairly good musical memory. But my left hand was just pushing like one note, or sometimes one chord -- sometimes only - and most of the time doing absolutely nothing.
But I didn't actually care at all, as my aim would be to just stick with it, and keep working and learning what to do with the left hand - to liven things up a bit. So from those baby steps times, which I remember so clearly, and compared to now - where I have come a fairly long way, and will absolutely treasure those early days. I actually love the experience and feeling of being totally new (with no experience) at something, and enjoying the journey of getting the experience.
I guess that another thing that helps me is that I'm very self-confident. But that's also because I'm fortunate, and brought up in one of the various fortunate parts of the world, and fortunate surroundings and situations. And as we know - in the news and media - not everyone in the world is so fortunate. And here we have, on some forums, some idiots - superficial/materialistic etc - on missions to continually broadcast nonsense such as 'acoustic piano is superior, and digital pianos are simulations and will always be inferior, and I need vibrations from the keys and and body from acoustic pianos in order to produce the highest quality music, etc'.