The first time he tried to make it up a skate bowl, he broke his front teeth, and even though he had to go to the hospital, he knew right then that he was obsessed regardless of the injury. He then got into numerous accidents over and over again trying to perfect his craft which landed him in the hospital over and over again. So much so, that the doctor once pulled him aside, and asked him if his parents were ‘beating’ him because of the constant visits. Tony Hawks mentality was that he wanted to master the sport, he loved it, regardless of the negatives that came with it. The lesson is simple, HAVE SUCH A STRONG PASSION THAT YOU NEVER WANT TO GIVE UP!