Have you ever stumbled upon an unfamiliar contraption that sparked your curiosity? Well, I certainly found myself in that exact scenario when faced with the enigmatic bidet.

“Well… that’s an interesting toilet,” I said to my new friend, who had invited me over to lunch for the first time.

“It’s a bidet,” she said, “a worthy investment. Want to try it?”

A sucker for experimentation, I jumped at the chance.

A few moments later, I was having a very interesting experience with a rather strong stream of water. Milliseconds of exposure felt like more than enough, but apparently the bidet didn’t agree.

After several seconds, it occurred to me that this thing was not going to shut off by itself, and so I started pushing buttons. With the stream now moving, more buttons got pushed, until finally I found the right one.

Sitting on the back patio with a few of her friends and neighbors, I re-enacted the scene, instigating boatloads of laughter, until finally my friend said, “All you had to do was stand up… it would have stopped.”

Sometimes in life we get solid direction, but most of the time we just have to get in and try. We don’t learn by knowing, we learn by doing. When you curiosity beacons, dive in and give it a try… if nothing else, you might just come out with a good belly laugh.

Here’s to your greatness,

Misti Burmeister

Misti Burmeister helps companies and leaders motivate and inspire excellence. For nearly 20 years, she has facilitated communication that results in trust, increasing engagement and productivity across generations. Make sure your communication is coming across the way you intend, visit https://www.MistiBurmeister.com