Education is your foundation. If you want to sing, you must educate yourself on how to sing well. If you want to rap, it takes more than a pen and a pad, and a few rounds of freestyle in back of the school. If you want to really be a successful athlete, you must learn the science of the sport, know it as though you breathe it. Whatever it is you want to do, you must educate yourself on how to do it. You must learn, and you must plan. If you do not plan, you will fail.