As a Navy brat, I lived in South Carolina, Taiwan, Illinois, Sardinia, and Virginia—all before seventh grade. In Sardinia, a small handful of families, including ours, made the decision to live off base. Although the locals sometimes laughed at our attempts to speak Italian or to master street fùtbol, I draw on these experiences every day.
To learn a new skill, you need to be willing to fail, to be vulnerable, and to look foolish sometimes. But that willingness to fail opens up entirely new areas for personal and professional growth.