By developing yourself as a person, you are working towards becoming the best you can be. This gives you a chance to improve performance and consistency, not only as a footballer but in everything that you do.
Developing your characteristics and skills will help to prepare you for periods of transition. Coping with change is a demand of life. For example, this could be moving away from home, suffering and returning from injury or illness, becoming a professional footballer, joining a new club or leaving the game.
Taking the opportunity to develop yourself helps you to better manage all areas of your life and remain happy and comfortable. Some aspects of your life to consider are physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, spiritual and occupational.