Tony Hawk – “Baby Steps To Confidence” – Skateboard Pro Skater Lands 900 First

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⚠️Tony Hawk: Momentum to Confidence to Landing 900⚠️

Tony Hawk, one of the most successful pro skateboarders in the world, preformed the first ever 900 (a 2½-revolution 900 degrees aerial).

“I think there’s a technique of ‘Baby Steps’ in doing it. It’s 80% Mental and 20% physical, or it’s 90% Psychology and 10% tactics. However you say it, it means the same thing: it ultimately comes down to having the right Mindset and Mentality.”

Tony Hawk is a True Believer in the Mental vs. physical concept. Failing Multiple Times taught him to keep going until you succeed. Every hero has an Origin. Every athlete has a moment when they discover “Who They Are.”

Although it seemed Impossible as Tony failed the trick over and over – yet he could Visualize himself doing the 900 and he Believed in Himself.

While the crashes were brutal and draining, Tony was Always going to land this. This is dedication, determination, and Mental Toughness at its Absolute Best.

Tony Hawk on failing: “I never considered myself the greatest skateboarder of all time, I only ever wanted to Do It, and to keep Getting Better at it.”

Childhood friend, “Tony would practice and practice the same thing over and over and just work on His Craft. He wouldn’t land whatever he was trying, and he was going to go right back and Do It Again.”

Hawk shared, “I had never done a 900. It was just like, I want to do this. It’s either gonna happen or I’m going to get taken away in an ambulance. It was silent for me in my head. Your failures are Not what are going to define you, it’s how you Handle Them. You’re really being tested, how much do you Love Doing this?”

“I had the physical skills to do the 900 for years, before I really figured out the Mental Aspects. The mental aspects are really Believing it’s Possible,” Tony said. “And so much of it is having Confidence.”

Over the years, Tony has seen skaters come and go, many had the physical ability, but were Lacking in the Confidence to see things through.

“To build up this Positive Momentum and have the True Confidence you Need to Succeed,” Tony said. “I think there’s a technique of ‘Baby Steps’ in doing it. With me, I learn very simple techniques, even if it’s mundane – but it’s going to help you in the end because you’re going to Understand That Process and you’re going to see when things are going awry quickly. Creating this Positive Momentum, implement Daily Practices.”


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