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Pro Skater Ryan Sheckler Keeps Routine at the Heart of His Life

He starts the day off selfless, works until 8 p.m., and skates until bedtime.

"Skateboarding is the best and worst thing that ever happened to me," says Ryan Sheckler, 27, renowned pro skater and star of MTV's Life of Ryan. The worst part isn't the injuries, he tell us — it's the mental block that can happen when you're having trouble doing something you know you can do. But for Sheckler it's far outweighed by the best part of skating: teaching others how to skate.

Sheckler says his success as a skateboarder all comes down to working hard, every single day. "I've created this routine that's pure for me," he says. At 7:30 every morning, he practices selflessness by taking his dog for a walk. It gets busy after that with a workout, the office, meetings, and hopefully surfing (if the waves are good). Then, at night, he does what he loves most: hitting the skatepark. Watch the video for more! 

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Cory Kibler

Director of Communications at a nonprofit based in Denver. I make music, fiction, art, jokes; I enjoy forests, reading, coffee, music, cemeteries, and murder-mysteries; I love my wife, family, animals, and buddies. I am unhealthily into sunsets and Paul Rudd.