Moving to a new country, having to downsize house-size, budget, ego, is the first step.
Finding out that someone who has been on my get-well list died seven months ago makes one realize that this is necessary.
Calibrate, from caliber.
ˈkaləbər/nounnoun: calibre; noun: caliber; noun: cal; plural noun: cals; noun: cal.; plural noun: calibres; plural noun:calibers
Originmid 16th century (in the sense ‘social standing or importance’): from French calibre, from Italian calibro, perhaps from Arabic ḳālib ‘mold,’ based on Greek kalapous ‘shoemaker’s last.’
Step 4. Take the growth mindset action.
Over time, which voice you heed becomes pretty much your choice. Whether you
- take on the challenge wholeheartedly,
- learn from your setbacks and try again
- hear the criticism and act on it is now in your hands.
Right now, I hear a lecture of some sort outside my window. It is perhaps a lecture in honor of Elul, the new month that precedes Rosh HaShanah. We are preparing for group recalibration for the new year, but really, really, we all have our own shoes to prepare.
And our own toes to touch.