Carli Lloyd Character Analysis

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When you live in a small town, people seem to doubt that you will ever move on to bigger and better things. When you seem different than everyone else, or have different motivations, goals and interests, people seem to think you will falter in your attempt to achieve your goals. The reality is, no matter where you come from, or what your interests are, the only time you will encounter a detour on your road to success, is when you lack self-confidence and the necessary work ethic. On the road to success, one must exhibit determination in order to reach their goals: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” (Zigler).
You, the student body of Seneca, can relate to this quote through the story of the US Women’s National Soccer Team star, Carli Lloyd. Lloyd is the epitome of hard work and dedication. She, like you, didn’t start off as the person she is now. She was determined to better herself and achieve her most outlandish goals.

You, the student body of Seneca, have to realize that anything is possible.

You, the student body of Seneca,
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These three qualities are in all of us, but we choose whether or not to put them to good use. These traits can aid you in your journey to achieve greatness; whether your definition of greatness is becoming a professional athlete, becoming a famous author or getting accepted into your dream school. A man named Arthur Ashe encourages one to strive for greatness when he states,“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can”(Ashe). Never doubt your abilities because you aren’t where you want to be right now. Success takes time, hard work and perseverance. Strive for success not only to reach your goals, but to be an inspiration to everyone who started out like you. Be your own Carli

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