Rodney Mullen is equally legendary to Tony Hawk in skake boarding progression since its beginning. He did a TED talk. He’s a pretty goofy guy and has a good talk. There’s two points I pulled out that I found most intriguing. He described it from a skate board perspective, and the progression of that skill, but he applies it to any skill or technology that one may know so well.
13:50 “Open Source basic ethos of it - take what other people do, make it better, give it back so that we all rise further.”
15:40 “What continues to drive you, it's not just the mind, to bring it to another level? Not fame, fame is fleeting. It’s peer respect that drives us.”