WATCH: Tim Tebow Says God Defines Him When Asked About How He Deals With Critics

An inspiring video of Tim Tebow explaining how he blocks out critics and worries only about what God thinks has gone viral, compiling 4.7 million views.

Tebow was taking questions from the media during the New York Mets’ spring training Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Fl., when he was asked how he deals with critics who say he won’t succeed.

“It’s really trying to keep perspective and not letting other people define you because they sure do want to,” Tebow said. “Shoot, I try to encourage young people all the time to not let the world or other people — outside sources — define you because you are always going to have critics and naysayers and people that are going to tell you that you won’t, that you can’t, that you shouldn’t. Most of those people are the people that didn’t, that wouldn’t, that couldn’t.”

“Don’t be defined by outside sources,” Tebow added. “You go after your dreams. Succeeding or failing is not making it to the bigs or it’s not necessarily fulfilling that. It’s having to not live with regret because I didn’t try. I just feel for all the young people that don’t go after something because they are so afraid of failing that you are going to live with a lot more regret than if you would have if you tried and you failed. I’m very passionate about that.”

“I think the reason people don’t go after things is because how much you will be criticized,” Tebow said. “What if I fall flat on my face? Fear and doubt and all these things creep in. I just don’t believe that is the healthiest way to live. I don’t want to have to live with fear or doubt every day, regardless of what everybody here says about me. It doesn’t define me.

“I’m grateful that doesn’t define me,” he concluded. “There is one thing that defines me and that’s what God says about me. Besides that, I get to go live out my dreams and try to help as many people along the way as possible.”

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines