Name: Carter Payne

Instagram Handle/Username: Carterpayne_

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My names is Carter Payne I am From Enumclaw Washington.I am currently in my junior year of high school and I play football for the high school.

What Inspires You Every day? : Football is what inspires me because Sometimes being good just isn’t good enough. You can be talented at football and have that natural ability but if you don’t care and you have no motivation or heart you’ll never amount to anything in life. Football inspires me to have discipline. When you play football you have to work out every day to maintain your athleticism. That also means you have to watch what you eat and drink and you’re accountable for your mistakes because if you screw up that could be the difference from making into the NFL and not playing anymore In real life it’s much the same. You have to stay disciplined with your exercise and diet or you’ll become unhealthy. When you mess up at home or at work, you’re accountable for it. If you don’t stay disciplined bad things happen.Football just inspires me to do the best I can.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: I have high expectations of myself. I always have, always will. That will never waver. I always believe in my talent always have-Russell Wilson.I live by that I will always have high expectations for my self no matter what.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal in life is to make others happy and find what makes me happy.Also I want to make the world a better place and hopefully life a long life and try to make it in the NFL but when my life is near the end I want to look back and be happy with what I have done.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : This pandemic had been really tough on me and for a little bit I lost all motivation for football in life I had been going through heartbreak and I lost myself.But recently I have gained my spirit back I feel more motivated then ever this pandemic has had its ups and downs but I think it has made me a better person.

What is a positive message you would like to give others? : My message to everyone would be no matter what happens no matter how dark life can get it will always get better it takes time but thinks get better.I would also advise you to take care of your mental health and just remember you can do what ever you want in life.

What questions would you like to ask others?:Some question I want answered is when you lose motivation how do you get it back ? 

What are some things to help you during this pandemic when you feel down on yourself?

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