Happy Thursday shredders! Tony Hawk once said "I started skating when I was about 10 years old. It was in an alleyway. I picked up my brother's skateboard and stood on it. I started to roll down the alley, and I yelled at my brother asking him how I turn the thing. At the end of the alley, I just jumped off, picked up the board and physically turned it around." I think anyone on a skateboard for the first time is having the same thoughts. A lot of people would think Tony Hawk was born with some outstanding ability. That he just picked up a board and started spinning around like the legend he is today. But that couldn't be farther from the truth. He had no idea how that thing worked. Tony's true skill was telling himself I want to do this and I'm going to learn this. He practiced over and over and over until he became arguably the greatest and certainly the most notable skater who has ever lived. We can learn a lot from that story. That no one is great when they start anything. You may pick some things up fast. You may begin to understand quickly. But ultimately true skill comes from practice and determination. So today as you gear up for work, or get the kids ready for school, or put on your clothes to go to the gym, remember that if you want to be great at what you do your going to have to get up there and practice. You will scream for help and no one will be able to give you advice because you're cruising down an alley that not many others have. Take a note from Tony today and build up the determination to learn anything and everything about your shred. Push yourself and don't be afraid to fail. Who knows what might happen...
Have a shred filled day family. You are beautiful powerful creatures with the determination and ability to do whatever you heart desires. Keep up that chin and never forget
Have Peace, Be Love, and Shred Everything!