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Carli Lloyd began as a South Jersey soccer player and made it all the way to the top of the world – and the story of how she got there is incredibly inspirational. We’ve rounded up ten times she’s motivated us to be our best.

 

“Even though I have achieved so much, I work and train as if I have achieved nothing.”

 

“I guess I’m just kind of … I’m me. I haven’t changed because I won some medals and I won a World Cup. I catch people staring at me, and people come up to me wanting photos and autographs. They have shook my hand and congratulated me, and the constant theme is what an inspiration I am. I’m happy about that.”

 

“If I’ve learned anything in my career, it’s that nothing worthwhile in life comes easy. That’s just the way it is.”

 

 

“I’m not a billboard woman. I’m not posing for magazines or a swimsuit edition. I want my legacy to be as one of the greatest players to have ever played based on performance. I don’t want people to like me because they like my appearance.”

 

“The moment you think you have arrived, you are in trouble.”

 

“There are 365 days in the year, and I’d be lying if I said every single day I wanted to train. But I know if I’m out there putting in the hours, it’s ultimately going to make me better. It’s how I’m wired – to go out every day, no matter if I’m sick, tired or just not feeling it. I go out every day.”

 

“There is no straight and simple road to the top. If you want to become great at anything in life, you have to be willing to be knocked over and get back up, over and over again.”

 

“Life is complicated. Life is going to throw all kinds of obstacles in your way. All I can tell you is what works for me: be true to yourself, don’t do fake and above all else, keep on working, because that’s what will take you where you want to go.”

 

You can hear Lloyd share more exciting stories and inspiring advice during our first Women’s Empowerment Series panel “What Happens When You’re Unstoppable” on Sept. 12. Tickets are going fast, so click here to get yours now.

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