“Dreams don’t have to just be dreams. You can make it a reality; if you just keep pushing and keep trying, then eventually you’ll reach your goal. And if that takes a few years, then that’s great, but if it takes 10 or 20, then that’s part of the process.”
In an interview, world renowned tennis player, Naomi Osaka, was asked what advice she would give her younger self. After joking about eating too much rice, she follows up with this inspiring quote that echos some of the challenges and adversities she faced in becoming a pro tennis athlete. In a nutshell, this quote reveals that accomplishing your dreams boils down to three things or “three Ps”: perseverance, patience, and perspective. You have to keep at it (perseverance), understanding things may not happen overnight (patience), all while having a mindful appreciation of the process (perspective).