Mozart, a student of Haydn for a time, once boasted that he could compose and play a piano piece that no one else could play. His teacher was skeptical, so Mozart dashed off the music and gave it to him. Haydn sat down to play, but half way through, with his hands at opposite ends of the keyboard, he exclaimed, “That’s impossible! Nobody can play this!” Mozart sat down to play, and when he came to the “impossible” chord, he leaned forward and played the required note with his nose! His mind was open to doing things differently. He saw a possibility where Haydn had closed his mind.

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