This statement has been drilled into my thought process and training habits for years. I was originally taught this way of thinking through Martial Arts training/competition, but I have heard coaches from all sports use this method. For any athlete that has to compete at any level the “5 P’s” statement holds true. It falls in the same vein as “practice makes perfect”. In my opinion, there is no such thing as perfection, only because Progress can always be made, no matter who you are or what you do. All of the best athletes in their fields have something in common and that is their dedication and endless hours of practice/preparation that have gotten them to the level that they are at.