My Impossible List

My Impossible List is based on a movement started by Joel Runyon over at Impossible HQ. I first read about it over at College Info Geek and really connected with the concept of it. Joel describes the list as a challenge. It’s not about settling for what’s possible in your life, but instead striving towards goals that you didn't think possible, and growing as you achieve them. 

This will be a lifelong working document that I add to, change, tick off and elaborate on as I pursue my journey. 

It’s meant to be a fluid document that changes as you do, and a record of what you’ve done and still wish to do. I’ve included a few of my fun/miscellaneous goals in here, not necessarily big challenges, but goals I want to complete nonetheless.

Last Updated: 25th June 2017

Health and Fitness Goals

  • Abstain from eating anything with added sugar for an entire month 
  • Run in a ParkRun event
  • Run 3km non-stop
  • Complete 20 push-ups in a row
  • Be flexible enough to do the splits
  • Complete a fitness challenge 
  • Attend a martial arts class
  • Attend a beginners dance class

Professional Goals

  • Have meaningful conversations with ten people and record key learnings
  • Create a public slide deck 
  • Get published in a major online publication
  • Give a live talk/presentation
  • Complete my university degree
  • Start a business
  • Gain skills that allow me to become self-sufficient and location independent 
  • Attend a conference
  • Build my personal and business network 
  • Gain a solid understanding of basic financial principles

Online Goals

  • Get 1000 website visitors
  • Setup and distribute my monthly newsletter
  • Self-publish an eBook
  • Speak on a Podcast episode 
  • Create a video for my online portfolio
  • Learn how to create and publish an online course
  • Gain my first $100 of side income
  • Create an iPad/iPhone App

Fun Goals

  • Complete Blake Boles’ online course - The Way of Adventure
  • Complete the Praxis Online Entrepreneurship Course
  • Learn basic self-defence
  • Cook 50 different dishes
  • Create a piece of artwork for my wall
  • Learn basic calligraphy skills
  • Bake and decorate a large themed cake
  • Write a song

Travel Goals

  • Go backpacking by myself (minimum of two weeks)
  • Visit Hobbiton in New Zealand
  • Visit Disneyland
  • Visit Harry Potter World
  • Travel to a country in South-East Asia
  • Walk part of the Camino de Santiago 
  • Visit an Island country
  • Road Trip around Australia
  • Work on a cruise ship
  • Visit NASA
  • Visit Lietchersen (small European country)

Life Goals

  • Find hobbies and work that fulfills me
  • Have a healthy, happy and loving family
  • Create a lifestyle that prioritises passive income, travel, and freedom
  • Pursue a path of lifelong self-directed learning
  • Work towards a minimalist mindset when it comes to purchasing material objects
  • Buy a property
  • Live and work overseas
  • Invest in a startup 
  • Have a large reading library 

My Life Guidelines Thus Far

  • Don’t play small
  • Take a step out of your comfort zone every day
  • Don’t let sugar take control
  • Age is never an excuse
  • Always ask questions
  • You need to be able to stand up for your beliefs
  • Being honest is hard but necessary
  • Don’t push the people you love away when life gets hard
  • Sometimes you have to make the hard decision, and deal with the consequences

If you make an impossible list I’d love to read it!

Best Wishes,