Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has revealed that she is feeling like she is never good enough and also admitted that she is extremely self deprecating. Osaka, ranked at No. 3 in the world, opened up about her mental health issues at the French Open.
Back then, Osaka revealed she has been battling depression and anxiety for the past couple of years. "Hi, I've been reflecting over this past year. So grateful for the people around me because the support I feel is completely unparalleled," Osaka said in a note posted on her Twitter account.
"Recenty I've been asking myself why do I feel the way I do and I realize one of the reasons is because internally I think I'm never good enough. I've never told myself that I've done a good job but I do know I constantly tell myself that I suck or I could do better.
"I know in the past some people have called me humble but if I really consider it I think I'm extremely self deprecating. Every time a new opportunity arises my first thought is 'wow, why me?'"
Osaka vows to do better
"I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm gonna try to celebrate myself and my accomplishments more, I think we all should.
You got up in the morning and didn't procrastinate on something? Champion. Figured something out on work that's been bugging you for a while? Absolute legend," Osaka note.d "Your life is your own and you shouldn't value yourself on other people's standards.
I know I give my heart to everything I can and if that's not good enough for some then my apologies but I can't burden myself with those expectations anymore. "Seeing everything that's going on in the world I feel like if I wake up in the morning that's a win. That's how I'm coming."