I’m back again from Graceland Ontario to bring you more tips and tweaks from the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on becoming a more successful person
Excited? So am I. This one’s been brewing for a while so, hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as I did writing it.
Remember when you were a kid and you’d watch all those shows with superheroes like Batman, Spiderman, Captain America or Superman? And you’d say “I wish I could be as awesome as he is…” Well, you weren’t the only one.
Elvis was also one of the millions of kids who wants or wanted to be a superhero. He once said, “When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I ever dreamed, has come true a hundred times...”
Elvis particularly loved Captain Marvel. Some people say he mirrored his image off of him and the similarity is stunning; both his hairstyle and the jumpsuits he wore in later years bear resemblance to Captain Marvel’s superhero clothes.
His clothes looked more superhero-ish especially as he got older. The capes got bigger and the clothes more flashy.
But clothes aren’t the only reason to be a superhero. Their fight for right and war against wrong is also part of the deal, and Elvis knew this, too. Elvis even initiated his 1970 meeting with President Nixon to become a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Drugs and Narcotics to maintain the law. He received his badge, payback to the country he felt gave him so much.
This role-modelling showed on the King; one day, in his later years, a couple men robbed a petrol station he was passing in his limo. He asked his driver to stop and apprehended the assailants with some karate moves. But, to his surprise, when the men realized who he was, they forgot about the robbery. Instead, they asked for his autograph!
The point is that Elvis’s programming of right and wrong was deeply imbedded, like the programming of his childhood, superhero idols who never falter however tempted they may be. And what’s better is that these fictional superheroes cannot do wrong; they were created to fight for right and they always do, unlike humans. Following their example, as Elvis did is an incredible way to improve yourself. Next week, we’ll talk more about these individual traits and how you can use them in your life. Remember to stop by in a week's time!
It’s tough to be perfect, let alone a superhero − no doubt. But using the inspiration of a perfect role-model can’t hurt. It helped Elvis become even more epic than he was; I mean, take a look at those capes! If they could improve one of the most successful men in history, think what they can do for you. Yep, you were right all along − watching Superman is nearly as good as going to school.
Thanks for reading and I sincerely hope you have an awesome and successful week!
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P.P.S. If you want to see Elvis acting like a superhero, here’s a clip of him from his 1969 movie Charro!.