Professional football is hard work and should not be taken as a walk in the park. Athletes should employ patience in all of their everyday activities. Whichever direction you take in your career, make and leave a lasting impression. Be Patient, be punctual, be humble, choose the right people in your corner, create and maintain a great relationship with all the people that you are working with. They say when preparation meets opportunity success is realized, but I would go even further to encourage any prospective player to put these five Ps to work – “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance”. These five words should be the basis by which every athlete should exist.