Nick Kyrgios ON: How to Deal with Being Misunderstood & Stop Trying to Live Up to People's Expectations by iHeartPodcasts

Nick Kyrgios ON: How to Deal with Being Misunderstood & Stop Trying to Live Up to People's Expectations

from On Purpose with Jay Shetty

by iHeartPodcasts

Published: Mon Dec 11 2023

Show Notes

Tired of being misunderstood all the time?

Are you looking for ways to stop living up to other people's expectations?

Then this podcast is for you.

Today, Jay Shetty welcomes world-ranking professional tennis player Nick Kyrgios. Nick burst onto the pro tennis scene in 2012after a prolific junior tennis career. Since his start he has captivated fans with a larger than life personality, passion for the game, and unpredictability. Kyrgios has won 7 singles titles and 4 doubles titles in his career, but 2022marked the first time Kyrgios displayed his dominance making it to his first Grand Slam Final, winning 3 singles titles, and 3 doubles titles. He also reached the Quarter Finals of the 2022US Open beating then-ranked No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and is one of the few players on Tour who have beaten the Big Three (Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal) at least once.

In this conversation, Nick opens up about how his strong personality online has sparked hate and negativity - how misunderstood his persona is and how different he is with friends and family.

Nick also briefly talks about dark times, dealing with depression and addiction and turning the most difficult phase of his life into a pivotal moment to have the best year of his life when he reached the Wimbledon final. He also talks about looking at life beyond tennis and what awaits him in the future.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to accept your flaws
  • How to overcome fear and anger
  • How to turn your life around
  • How to deal with negativity
  • How to become your best self

A truly inspiring story begins with a challenge and ends with a triumph, and Nick has just proven to us that success isn't elusive when you dream big and work hard for it.

With Love and Gratitude,

Jay Shetty

What We Discuss:

  • Intro
  • Enjoying Some Time Off
  • Nick Used to Hate Playing Tennis
  • Misbranded by the Media
  • The Effects of Promoting Negative Content
  • Dealing with Mental Health in Silence
  • Getting Out of the Darkest Moments
  • How Hard Work Led to Wimbledon
  • 17:04People Only See the Anger
  • People Will Always Have Something to Say
  • Being Okay with Leaving the Game Behind
  • Nick Talks About His Injury
  • 25:46Would You Spend Time with Your Haters?
  • 28:25Playing the Character of a Villain
  • The Best Crowd to Play For
  • 33:32Who is the Nice Guy Nick?
  • Tennis Is A White Privileged Sport!
  • 38:34How Media Can Negatively Affect Your Mental Health
  • How Strong Boundaries Make Relationships Work
  • An Old Conversation with Drake
  • 51:50Happiness is Spending Time with Family
  • The Many Breakdowns that People Do Not Know
  • 59:14What’s Keeping You Busy These Days?
  • 01:00:30The Best Places to Visit
  • 01:02:00Regrets of Losing a Loved One
  • 01:06:44Learning How to Bounce Back Right Away
  • The Hardest Lesson You Had to Learn
  • 01:12:05How Stress Can Affect How You React to People
  • Why Would You Break a Racket?
  • 01:19:14Routine Consistency is Hard Work
  • The Struggle of Letting People Down
  • 01:24:13Nick on Final Five

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