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.
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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.
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.
This is just for my inner circle and regular readers. I am still keeping it hush hush for now so this is a preview for you because you dig what I am up to.
“What’s inside of us is more important than what is in front of us!” – Croix Sather
In the summer of 2016, I am taking on the biggest challenge of my life. Not just my life, but anybody’s life. I am going to take on the biggest challenge in the world. I am going to beat the record in the hardest race on the planet. Something so big it is ridiculous to comprehend. (continue reading below photo)
Before I tell you what it is, I want to ask you a question. This is the question that has changed and shaped my life over and over and over. “What would you do if you KNEW you would succeed?” If time, money or anything else was not the factor. What would you do? Would you become an artist? Would you travel the world? Would you start a business? Learn to dance? What would you do?
I’ve found many answers to this question. One of those answers was to Run Across America, which I did in 2011. The next big answer was to break the record running through Death Valley. It took me two tries, and I crushed the record in 2012, in 117 degree heat. And now I have another answer. One so epic it is almost too big to understand. But if you know me personally, you know this is already a done deal. I’ve already done it … in my mind! I see myself at the finish line even though I haven’t even started yet. So what is it? Run Across America (again) to beat the speed record. Here are some crazy stats.
RUN ACROSS AMERICA 2016
Run from San Francisco to New York City
44 days (current record 46.3 days set in 1980)
70 miles per day
17 months of training to get ready
Raise $1,000,000+ for Make-a-Wish
To accomplish this I am already in training. I run most days and do strength training several days a week. This will be hard core. Remember Rocky when he was training in Russia, old school style? That is what I will be doing for the next 17 months. By the end of this summer I will be running for 12 hours a day ever Saturday. Plus then my regular running during the week.
You might think, how is this possible? How can one man run 70 miles a day? One step at a time. Like any goal, you do it with a million little steps. You commit to it. You stay focused. And you do what is necessary even when it is boring. Even when it hurts. Even when you want to quit. Even when quitting is reasonable and understandable. Don’t let a big goal scare you. Keep moving forward and grab hold of your dream.
“What’s inside of us is more important than, what is in front of us!” – Croix Sather
Interested in helping?
Of course I need lots of help. More than I probably realize. If you think you have a way you can help me in accomplishing any of this epic goal, please reach out to me here. And keep a look out for a future post where I breakdown this epic plan.
It is said, “Those who are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones that do.” Everyone said I was “crazy,” “stupid’” or it was “impossible” when I said I was going to run across America. People still call me crazy all the time. And I always respond, “Thank you!” It is a great compliment because if “crazy” means positively impacting and changing the world, I am getting crazier every day and I hope you are too.
There are so many ways of affecting the world. Businesses donate millions of dollars and they often have amazing effect in the world. Nonprofits purpose is to make a lasting impact in the world. And individuals volunteer to support causes are just as important. But sometimes, there is a game changer. And it doesn’t have to be by an adult with years and years of experience or a company with endless funding. The change can come from children.
I love what these inspirational sisters are doing. They are making a difference on the other side of the world. And they are kids not old enough to vote. It blows my mind when I watch a video like this and think about the adults that complain about their life. And how hard life is, or how can I possibly make a difference? Watch this video and then ask yourself, “How can I make a difference?”
“Those who are crazy enough to change the world, are the ones that do.” Be that person that everyone looks at and wonders, “How does she do it?” or “Wow! Look at her. I wish I could do that.” Live your life as an example for others, because your actions speak way louder than any words you might say.
Here’s to the crazy ones … CHEERS!