What was impossible, becomes possible. What was hard, becomes easy.

“What was impossible, becomes possible. What was hard, becomes easy.”

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“What was impossible, becomes possible.
What was hard, becomes easy.”
– Croix Sather

When I went from a non-runner to a run across America in just one year, in part, it was to prove the idea that we have greatness inside of us that is beyond measure.
 
How did I go from non-runner to running a marathon a day every day for 100 days?
 
In the beginning of my training, I took a lot more days off than I did running. As my body slowly adapted, I took fewer days off and increased my mileage. In less than a year, I was running 20 miles a day for 5 days a week. Then I ran from California to NYC, and I ran over 26 miles every day.
 
My success was not based on any one day, but my overall progress. My transformation happened by always improving. There were a lot of bad run training days. There were plenty of days I didn’t want to run, but I did anyway.
 
It wasn’t an overnight metamorphosis. It was months of dedication, discomfort, and often pain.
 
If you cut open a cocoon so a butterfly doesn’t go through the difficult process of squeezing out, it will not fly. It can’t because it needs that pressure to squeeze out the excess fluid waste.
 
If you want to do something epic and be someone extraordinary, you will need to grow beyond what is comfortable, just like the butterfly.
 
I never worried much about the bad days, the unmotivated days or the painful days. I focused on getting better week by week and month by month. And slowly that is what happened.
 
What was impossible, becomes possible.
What was hard, becomes easy.
 
Don’t focus on the short game of instant gratification.
 
Focus on the long game of greatness.
Keep your head down and do your thing.
 
When you stick to to your end game long enough, you will discover a greatness inside of you that is beyond measure. Beyond what seems possible today.
 
If you want to loose weight, go to the gym and stick it out day after day. It will start slow, but then the magic happens. If you want be wealthy, build your business and wealth everyday. It won’t seem like much in the beginning, but then you hit a tipping point and everything changes.
 
To your amazing success,
Croix
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About Croix,
Croix is an author and inspirational speaker on personal transformation and the psychology of success. For more information about Croix speaking at your event, click here.

Now is the Perfect Time

You know that thing you have been wanting to do?
You know exactly what I am talking about.

You’ve been shy about it.
You talk a good game about it.

Well, it’s time to change that.

Because …
Now is the perfect time.

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Inspirational Speaker – TEDx Talk – Croix Sather

The TED stage is one of the most prestigious stages in the world. TED means Technology, Entertainment and Design. The event host the best thought leaders, authors, inspirational speakers, experts, artists and inventors on the planet. I am honored that I was selected as one for those people in 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There are now almost 600,000 views on my inspirational speech TEDx talk, “Do the Impossible.” I share the experience of my run across America and how you can accomplish amazing goals.

Enjoy. Share the love and comment here or on YouTube video itself.

Croix Sather is an inspirational speaker of life transformation and the psychology of success. He inspires, motivates, and educates his audiences with his story of run across America, record run through Badwater, Death Valley, and how you can apply those strategies of success in your life to accomplish incredible goals.

Do You Have the Faith?

You’ve got to have faith. I mean unbelievable faith if you want to succeed.

Faith is sometimes the only thing you have. And that is enough. To have faith that it will all work out. To have faith to figure it out. To have faith you are good enough to make it happen.

Ultimately, faith without action is a wish. For faith to happen, it requires work. Maybe even blood, seat and tears. But in the beginning, sometimes it’s all you got. Then follow through. Take steps. Adjust. Figure it out. You’ll succeed or find out that it’s not the right path for you. And that is the perfect answer too because it will lead you to the perfect path.

When I ran across America, I always had unwavering faith that I would finish without injuries. There was nothing that was going to stop. Nothing. But it still required me to take 35,000+ steps every day. That’s 3.5 million steps. Think about that next time your goal seems too big. And remember that monster goals are achieved with little steps.

Without faith, nothing happens. Nothing can happen.
Faith without action, nothing happens. Nothing can happen.
Faith with action can move mountains, change the world, or anything else.

… Croix

How to live in Gratitude

Why gratitude? It brings you peace, joy, wealth and freedom. This is how that is all possible from a simple shift in mindset.

If you study the law of attraction or any kind of emotional, energetic, or vibrational effects on life, you will already be familiar with the power of your thoughts and your emotions. It is clear that what you focus on dramatically effects the circumstances of your life.

You know this to be true and here is an example. You are home when your spouse (mom/dad/sibling/roommate) walks in. Before he says anything, you know he has had a bad day. You can feel it even before you look at him. Then you see it on his face and body language. He doesn’t say a thing, just walks in. Did that just effect your space and your mood? You either want to go see if you can help or maybe just want get out.

Another example is from when I was having breakfast with my kids at a restaurant. On the other side of the plant divider was a utility worker talking loudly to his buddy, “They f’in screwed me again, I am ALWAYS getting f’in screwed. Why do I ALWAYS get f’d!” What do you think he is attracting into his life? Getting screwed, right? It is the energy he is putting out so that is what he attracts.

So what does this have to do with gratitude?
When you are grateful for whatever happens in your life, it will help attract more great things into your life. It will help you pass faster through the turbulent moments of life. It’s not the only part of attractions, but it is one of the biggest pieces. A car accident? Be grateful for nobody getting hurt or worse. A financial struggle, be grateful for how it is preparing you for smarter wealth in the future. Health issues, be grateful you are breathing and you can turn your health around.

I am in one of my offices (haha, a coffee shop) as I write this. And a man is pushing another man in a wheelchair. The man in the wheelchair is only late 40’s. He has no motion or awareness of his surrounding. I feel for him and at the same time it radically increases my gratitude for all of my “problems.”

I remember having a bad day when I was 19. I was bitching to my older brother who was an volunteer EMT at that time. My brother said, “What do you have to bitch about? Last night, the guy in my ambulance died in route to the hospital. He will never go home to his kids or his wife or go back to work. Be happy. The alternative sucks.”

That shifted my perspective then and today. I am grateful for EVERYTHING in my life. And if I find myself in a moment of selfishness or complaining (it happen, life happens, and sometimes you get knocked off your feet), I work to shift my mood and emotions by remembering the lessons in the most life changing book I’ve ever read by Viktor Franl – Man’s Search for Meaning, the people in the middle east ducking bombings on a daily bases, the children starving around the world, or the homeless people I see in the street.

When you shift from anger, selfishness, and complaining to a state of gratitude your stress goes down, your happiness goes up and your appreciation for life goes up. This all translates to more great things coming into your life faster and more often.

It is the reason that I included a gratitude list in my Dream Big Life Planner. It should be practiced every day. It is that important. That is, if you want your life to continuously grow and become more amazing.

… Croix