You may think that Rodney
Mullen looks kind simple,not very bright, but you would be wrong. He’s
very, very smart, and he
really understands the creative process and the idea of creating a big
out of a bunch of small things that he already knows how to do.
He fails constantly. He gets up constantly. Every time he
fails his body remembers what he did last. These are little little
things like turning your head a little more, or moving your
right foot slightly to the left. Over and over until he doesn't have to
think about it, he just does it. Muscle memory. The other thing he does
that's so great is he enjoys the process. He's not trying to be the
greatest in the world, he's just trying to learn the next thing or
create the next thing. And as it turns out, by doing that he
is the greatest in the world. Oddly enough finding that out hurt his
progress because he had to defend his title. He had to think about
that. When they took his signature board off the shelf and he lost his
title, he gained the freedom to start creating again. He also
about the freedom to innovate when there’s no high mark to defend..
cool.. he’s talking to you ..