The early recordings of Elvis Presley – I mean the really, really early recordings – were special.
Bruce Springsteen reckons the reason for that is he hadn’t heard himself on the radio very often yet.
And because of that, there was a Purity and Freedom to what he was doing.
He didn’t have the opportunity to review and analyse and tweak his performances. He wasn’t self-conscious.
He was pure Elvis.
Now think for a moment about how we live today in a world of constant and instant feedback.
We often think that makes us better.
But maybe, if you consider the Elvis example, that’s exactly what’s holding us back.
Maybe this is preventing us from being pure us.
#selfawareness #purity #feedback