John Mayer delivers his "fearless" speech at Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Male of the Year Award Monday. The 'Belief' singer gave a speech on what fearlessness is to him as he was honored by the magazine for the award.
"Fearlessness is the loss of my original design," the 30-year-old singer says. "I wanted to be Bruce Springsteen, I wished so badly that I could have had platinum records 10 years ago when there weren't these new nuisances, encroaching incidences that really bring about fear. Joking in front of a cameraman outside of a restaurant is an incredibly fearful event.
"And what I realized in the last six months of my life is true fearlessness is not letting other people steal your design from you, and anything I've become in the last couple of years is an accident because I was only defending the original design and not letting people get to me, and not letting people try to take away the calm I was given by my parents and replace it with this white-hot Hollywood fear... And when you give up the design and just become who you are, you'll find that it's a hell of a lot more natural than micromanagement."
Cosmopolitan also awarded the fearless awards to rapper Common, comedian Dane Cook, and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo among others.