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Justin Timberlake's Beautiful iHeartRadio Speech Will Make You Feel Things

"Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won't."

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Justin Timberlake was honored with the much-deserved iHeartRadio Innovator award last night, and the humble, brilliant man inspired us all yet again with his acceptance speech.

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He started out talking about being labeled "different" growing up:

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And how thankful he was for his mom teaching him that being different actually was a great thing:

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Timberlake then went on to share some quotes that have stuck with him since he was a teen:

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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

And continued on with some of his very own little nuggets of wisdom:

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Thank you, Justin, for your non-stop entertainment and inspiration, and for being your gloriously beautiful self.

You are truly one in a billion.
Kevin Winter

You are truly one in a billion.

Watch the entire speech in the clip below:

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