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 the 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 ‘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."

I've been maintaining this list  since Fall 2017, but I only recently (September 2020), made it public. 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 Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science at the University of Alabama
  • Achieve the front and middle splits
  • Balance a one minute freestanding handstand
  • Publish 50 podcast episodes
  • 100 Day Power List Streak

Last Few Completed Goals

  • Complete a full marathon
  • 75 Hard Challenge (Summer 2020)(What I Learned)
  • Start a podcast and publish 25+ interviews
  • 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)
  • 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) ✅