The Impossible List or as I like to call it ‘I’m Possible List’

I initially read about the idea of an Impossible List on Thomas Frank's blog, College Info Geek. He discovered the idea through Joel Runyon, who made the world's first impossible list and characterized the distinction between it and a regular ‘ole bucket list.

“Put simply, the impossible list is an ever-evolving list of experiences that build upon each other, help others as well as yourself, and implore you to take action.” - Thomas Frank
I’ve always been a firm believer in goal setting in order to get the most out of life, so soon after discovering the concept, I decided to create an Impossible List of my own. For my list I have amassed goals and experiences that are impossible to do without effectively taking a shot at them. I have broken down the list into manageable categories. Although this list is quite personal to me and tailored to my life, I am posting it online with the hopes that it will keep me more accountable and force me to follow through. I want to experience as much as I can in this lifetime and hope you do too!

Fitness Goals

  • Run a 3K (Dec 2016)
  • Do 50 push-ups in a single set
  • Do 15 pull-ups in a single set
  • Do 15 chin-ups in a single set
  • Bench 200
  • Squat 200
  • Deadlift 200
  • Don't miss a workout for 1-month
    • Don't miss a workout for 3-months
  • Conduct a three-day fast
  • Cycle 50 miles in a day
  • Learn wall flips
    • Learn standing backflips

Professional Goals

  • Attend and graduate college with a 3.50 GPA (3.73 - May 2019)
  • Publish a personal website (January 2019)
  • Publish a blog
    • Get 10,000 blog visits, all time
  • Start a newsletter
    • Grow the newsletter to 100 subscribers
  • Write a free e-book
  • Write a traditionally published book
    • Walk into a bookstore and take a picture of a book I wrote that’s for sale there
  • Create an online course
  • Launch a product that creates over $15,000 in revenue within one month
  • Give a talk for more than 50 people
    • Give a talk for more than 200 people
    • Give a talk: at a meetup | at a conference | TEDx
  • Start a nonprofit organization
  • Teach a graduate-level course
  • Get a patent
  • Start a company
  • Do stand-up

Habit Goals

  • Start and maintain morning routine for 30 days straight.
  • Journal Daily for 30 days straight.
  • Meditate for at least 10 minutes 30 days in a row (August 2020)
    • Meditate for 100 days in a row
  • Read 25 pages a day for 30 days straight
  • Write 500 words 100 days in a row

Events

  • CES
  • SXSW
  • ComicCon
  • Kumbh Mela
  • The Olympics
  • Cricket World-Cup
  • Burning Man
  • Coachella
  • Mardi Gras
  • Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  • Watch a Broadway show in New York
  • New Years Eve at Times Square | London | Sydney | Rio
  • Concerts
    • Odesza
    • Eric Prytz
    • A. R. Rehman
    • Coldplay
    • Above and Beyond

Travel Goals

  • Step foot on every continent (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica)
  • Visit all 50 states in the US (In Progress - 5/50)
  • Visit all 60 National Parks (5/60)
  • Visit all 28 state in India (In Progress - 12/28)
  • Visit a foreign country (July 2017)
    • Visit 5 countries
  • Visit all 12 Jyotirlinga in India (3/12)
  • See the 7 Wonders of the World (1/7)
  • Go swimming in every ocean (2/5)
  • See the northern lights
  • Visit the Salt Flats of Bolivia
  • Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit an Active Volcano

Fun and/or “Insane” Goals

  • Sky dive
  • Bungee Jump
  • Wingsuit fly
  • Zero-G flight
  • Go surfing
  • Ride in a Helicopter
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Be on TV
  • Fly a Flyboard Water Hoverboard
  • Go paragliding
  • Go Snorkeling (Feb 2020)
  • Be an Extra in a movie
  • Get something named after me
  • Be in a submarine
  • Everest Base Camp

Skill Goals

  • Learn Python (In Progress)
  • Learn how to make electronic music
  • Learn how to play any song by ear on the piano
  • Become a competent skateboarder
  • Film, edit and publish a Youtube video (Nov 2019)
    • Publish 5 videos
    • Get 100 Subscribers
  • Gain 100% fluency in Spanish on Duolingo app

Lifestyle Goals

  • Plant 1000 trees (5/1000)
  • Sponsor entire one year mid-day meals for 100 students (1/100)
  • Adopt a dog
  • Own a self-driving car
  • Own a residential solar power system
  • Own a condo | single family house | vacation home | greenhouse



It always seems impossible until its done - Nelson Mandela