January 14, 2020

Weaknesses Turned Into Opportunities


Toscanini, a world-famous conductor, was a promising cellist at first. Having difficulties reading the music score because of his poor eyesight, he had to memorize the whole score to play the cello.

Then one day, his orchestra conductor was hospitalized right before an important concert. Since Toscanini was the only person in the orchestra who memorized the whole score, he became a substitute conductor. Through that concert, his conducting ability was acknowledged.

If Toscanini had had good eyesight like the other members of the orchestra, would he have been able to gain fame as a conductor?