Unless they are playing a sport like golf, one of the most, if not, the most lucrative of global international professional sports, professional athletes tend to retire a lot sooner than the average, every day professional or blue-collar worker would. This has mainly to do with the human body’s physical capabilities. It is generally at a peak during the twenties. And by the time the professional sportsman or woman reaches the age of thirty, he or she is already in decline.
Generally speaking, most professional sportsmen and women have something worthwhile or credible to do beyond their active professional years. Many will have studied or prepared for a professional career quite remote from the sport they were plying their trade in professionally. And then there are those who will have invested in professional wealth management for professional athletes.
This investment ensures that all of what they may have accumulated in terms of prize money, sponsorship deals, endorsements and public engagements done on behalf of those who draw inspiration and admiration from the sportsman or woman’s achievements. Particularly those of a younger age, there are also those drawn into life skills management. This is how to conduct themselves in public when not playing sport.
And how to take care of themselves in a healthy manner, both physically and emotionally, when they are away from the track or court. Armchair viewers will have seen more than enough of the scandals in the tabloids. These, of course, are the sportsmen and women who, without proper guidance and moral fortitude, do not lead by example. And in later years their tragic fall from grace is hardly news.
Because by then, people will have moved on with their lives, always trying to make the most of their unique circumstances.