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Citizen ambassadors Eli Manning and Matt Kenseth on striving for more

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Citizen's Brand Ambassadors are always striving for the next ‘better’ and the new ‘now’. This simple belief that no matter who you are and what you do, it is always possible to make something better – and now is the time to start doing it. Fresh determination to perform at their best. Passion driving improvement. Determination to succeed against all who stand before you.

ELI MANNING

Eli Manning had no hesitation when Citizen asked him to take part in their BETTER STARTS NOW campaign. "I can draw definite parallels between Better Starts Now and concepts that have motivated me throughout my professional career," said the two-time champion Quarterback. "Like always working harder, getting stronger, striving for more and doing better tomorrow than I did today."

The kind of fourth-quarter heroics that have been Manning's stock-in-trade since his days at Ole Miss are an example of this philosophy at work. After all, what better way to show that "better starts now" than pulling victory from the jaws of defeat, as Manning did with a game winning touchdown drive in the 2008 Superbowl.

It's the kind of attitude that gets you named MVP in two championship games, something only five quarterbacks have achieved in football history.

MATT KENSETH

"Everything moves fast in our sport," says Two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth, who could easily say the same thing about his career trajectory.

The only rookie to ever win the grueling Coca-Cola 600, he was named the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year in 2000. He went on to win that same competition outright three years later, following it up with the first in a series of 31 career victories in NASCAR's top division.

"The minute you stop trying to get better, you get beat. Better starts now applies to everything we do. Faster pit stops, better driving, smarter strategy, more down force, more power, the list goes on and on. Getting to the top is hard, staying there is even harder."

This feature was produced by Citizen, and does not reflect the opinions or point of view of Vox Media or Vox Creative.

This feature was produced by Citizen, and does not reflect the opinions or point of view of Vox Media or Vox Creative. Vox Media editorial staff was not involved in the creation or production of this content.


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