The Impossible List

"When you lift the limits of your thinking, you expand the limits of your life. It's only when you can imagine a bigger life that you can ever hope to have one." - Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Impossible List combines goals and a bucket list.

I got this idea from Thomas Frank who "got the idea from Joel Runyon, who created the world’s first impossible list and defined the difference between it and a regular  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."

I've been maintaining this list since Fall 2017, and made it public in September 2020. It's served to continually expand my sense of what is possible. 

I hope this inspires you to make your own list and rethink what "impossible" really means. 

REMEMBER -> ALL LIMITATIONS ARE SELF-IMPOSED. You decide what is possible. 

Currently Working On:

  • Graduate in Computer Science at the University of Alabama
  • Achieve the front and middle splits
  • Balance a one minute freestanding handstand
  • Publish 60 podcast episodes

Last Few Completed Goals

  • Complete a full marathon
  • 75 Hard Challenge (Summer 2020)(What I Learned)
  • Start a podcast and publish 25+ interviews
  • Complete 100 FocusMate Sessions in 60 days (Sept- Nov 2020)
  • Pass the "weed out" CS classes (Spring 2020)
  • Run a half marathon under 2:15 (September 4th, 2020)
  • 20+ Second Free Standing Handstand (August 2020)
  • 100 Day Power List Streak (125) (August 12 - December 15th 2020)
  • Learn an alternative keyboard layout (Colemak) Publish an article typed using that layout. (May 2020)

Why do I write this list?

Quoting Gary Keller and Jay Papasan's, The ONE Thing, "individuals with written goals were 39.5% more likely to succeed... Individuals who wrote their goals and sent progress reports to friends were 76.7% more likely to achieve them."

Appendix: Proof & Fun Pictures

Colemak Keyboard Layout Typing Test [[September 5th, 2020]]  16:40
Burning Man 2019
First half-marathon (November 2018)
4-4-48 attempt July 2019
Responsive Web Design Certificate
Marathon (Oct 2020) ✅