By Anne Cacherell
“The Suit & Tie” hitmaker and international superstar, Justin Timberlake, was honored with the iHeartradio Innovator Award of 2015 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This international music awards was founded in 2014 to recognize best-selling artists who have crossed artistic boundaries with their great music.
Justin shared 2 of the most powerful quotes that inspired him on his way to success. Steve Job’s “Stay hungry, stay foolish” and Theodore Roosevelt’s “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.”
Motivated by these words, he presented his own recommendations to the audience and to his young fans. You may skip the first 3:30 of the video to get the heart of Justin’s message.
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