From becoming a professional skateboarder to starting his own company, Tony Hawk has created his future every step of the way. Today, Tony shares some quick advice that everybody needs to hear.

Furthermore, Tony has teamed up with Adobe Creative Cloud and is hosting a skateboard design contest. The designs must showcase how skateboarding matters to you and your community. The prize? One selected participant will get to meet Tony. Click here to learn more.

Adobe is proud to partner with the Tony Hawk Foundation, which supports community-driven skateboard parks worldwide as a catalyst for social change. This challenge asks you to show how skateboard design contributes to the impact of skate culture in your community.

Who: Designers and skaters ages 13 to 24

How: Design an original skateboard graphic that shows how skateboarding matters to you and your community. You can work in any style, from anime to remixing cereal boxes to photography — whatever helps tell your story. Download the template to get started. Also, spread the word by sharing your work on Instagram tagged with #boards4better.