Skateboarding legend Rodney Mullen talks ABOUT getting up again and pushing oneself to do better in his self-improvement speech. He uses the notion of skateboarders getting up from a fall and constantly looking to try again and improve as a metaphor for people doing the same, and how constantly trying to improve leads to innovation.
Mullen's self-improvement speech shows the importance and necessity of trying and trying again and always trying to do better, whether it's at a particular sKill, or, like another skateboarder, willing himself or herself to recover from paralysis. Mullen's stories of inspiration serve to encourage other people to realize the incredible innovations and accomplishments they are capable of when they seek to improve themselves or to recover from a perceived failure. It is a moving and enlightening speech.