It’s not easy…

He who has a why to live for can bear almost anyhow

Viktor Frankl ( Man’s search for meaning)

At the 2018 Australian Open, Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka was ranked number 72 in the world. Fast forward to 2019, only a year later at the same tournament she became Number 1 seed!

From an outsider’s point of view, this is just another meterioric rise to first place; but Naomi knows how long the year between the tournaments had been because of the hours of work she had to put in.

It was not easy, so how did she do it?

I had dreams that I would win this tournament,and every time I have a dream I accomplish it

Naomi Osaka -2019 Australian open.

The secret to achieving anything is to first identify it as your goal. Make it your purpose. Live, eat , breath and day dream it, while busking in the feeling as though you have already achieved it.

This is the kind of imagination that will have you waking up to study or train for hours everyday. You can push yourself towards a work ethic you never thought you could manage. A burning desire can push you to break your limits.

Muhammad Ali made his “I am the greatest” speech at the age of 21 before he was the champion he later developed to be. Being the best is a decision you can make!

Naomi Osaka won the 2019 Australian open before even coming to the tournament. Showing up was a mere rehearsal formality towards fulfilling her dream. The tournament was won the moment she made it her goal and directed all her energy to training for it.

Identify your goal. Make it the reason you wake up everyday to do what you do. When it gets hard remember your why. The reason will help you to bear any pain on the road to realising your dream.

Photo credit / eurosport.

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