Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk, nicknamed Birdman, is an American professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and the owner of the skateboard company Birdhouse.

“My definition of success is doing what you love. I feel many people do things because they feel they have to, and are hesitant to risk following their passion.”

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“I think skateboarding is hugely challenging – it teaches you self-confidence, it teaches you self-motivation, and it can be something that helps you throughout your life.”

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“Being different is awesome! All of those who are different are more interesting than those who are clamoring for acceptance because they follow the path.”

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“I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport.”

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“I think the first thing is, telling yourself you can do it. That’s my only key to true success, is having the confidence.”

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tony hawks first skate board
Tony Hawk’s First Skateboard | Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History