Justin Timberlake is arguably the most successful entertainer in Hollywood. The first big break for the Shelby County, TN native was born of his time in the multi-platinum pop band NSYNC, launching him into a prolific solo career that few in the entertainment industry can match.
Timberlake soared to the top of the charts in the music world, starred in several successful movies, and has become a household name all over the world… but he wasn’t always so popular.
In grade school, Timberlake was an outcast. Students called him different, they called him weird… they said and did anything they could to make him feel like an outsider. But JT refused to listen.
It wasn’t some unfailing, innate self-confidence that helped Justin to chase his dreams, but the kind and ever so true words of his mother.
“Thankfully my mother taught me that being different was a good thing, that being different meant you could actually make a difference.”
In the video below, Justin Timberlake addresses the crowd at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards accepting the Innovator Award. In a world that constantly tears you down, these wise words will make all the difference.
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