My Impossible List

Is this a bucket list post?

No. This is not a bucket list.

This is my impossible list – A list of things I think / or at one time thought were impossible to achieve, plus a few fun random items.  I’ve also included places I want to see and things I want to do. This list is not static and will evolve over time. It exists to provide me a challenge to constantly evaluate my life and what I am doing & where I am going.  I’m not going to fill this list with things just so I can check them off. Life is a journey, not a destination – this is purely about the journey & making it awesome.

To make this journey even more fun and to continue motivating myself to cross items off the lists, I’m incorporating some gamification mechanisms such as levels.  Every time I complete 5 items on my list, I’ll move up a level.  If I go over 6 months without crossing anything off my list, I move down a level.  

 

Currently at: Level 4

 

Level 4 Achievements

Level 3 Achievements

  • Go on an African Safari [March 2015 – Massai Mara, Kenya]
  • Live abroad for 1 month [Kenya, 2015]
  • Complete a Warrior Dash [April 2016]
  • Swim with Sharks [July 2016]
  • See lava flow from a volcano [July 2016]

Level 2 Achievements

  • Do a Jungle Canopy Zipline Tour [May 2013 – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico]
  • Take the Road to Hana (Maui, Hawaii) [July 2011]
  • Complete a 14 day juice fast [February 2011]
  • Help 100 Entrepreneurs Better Their Lives and Lift Themselves Out of Poverty Through Micro-Loans at Kiva.org [358/100 – 42 countries December 2010]
  • Make $10,000 in 1 week [12/2010]

Level 1 Achievements

  • Start & Own a Business [2010 – Kinetic Media LLC]
  • Participate in a Side-hacking Race [2008 – Red Bull Side Hack Race at Ok State! – This was too much fun]
  • 50,000 pushups in 1 year [2007]
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain [December 2005]
  • Live abroad for 10 days [Spain, 2005]

 

 

Life

  • Help 100 Entrepreneurs Better Their Lives and Lift Themselves Out of Poverty Through Micro-Loans at Kiva.org [358/100 – 42 countries December 2010]
  • Start a Non-Profit
  • Leave a $500 tip at a restaurant
  • Meet Someone New Every Day for 7 Days Straight | 20 days | 30 days | 90 days | 180 Days
  • Give away $1 million
  • Mentor someone
  • Live abroad for 10 days [Spain, 2005] | 1 Month [Kenya, 2015] | 3 months | 6 months | 1 year
  • Create a documentary

Health

  • Complete a 14 day juice fast [February 2011] | 30 day | 60 day
  • No Soda/Tea for 1 year
  • Body Fat below 8%

Fitness

Business

  • Start a SaaS Business
  • Start & Own a Business [2010 – Kinetic Media LLC]
  • Make $10,000 in 1 week [12/2010]
  • Create a multi-million dollar company
  • Write a book

Random [fun]

  • Become Fluent in Spanish | A Third Language
  • Become a Grandmaster of Memory
  • Learn to Backflip
  • Become an Expert Marksmen
  • Participate in a Side-hacking Race [2008 – Red Bull Side Hack Race at Ok State! – This was too much fun]
  • Swim with Sharks [July 2016]
  • See lava flow from a volcano [July 2016]

Exploring The World

  • Go to Every Continent [Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America]
  • Visit All 50 States in the USA [22/50]
  • Visit Every Place on This List
  • Visit 20 Countries | 50 Countries | 100 Countries | 150 Countries
  • Take the Road to Hana (Maui, Hawaii) [July 2011]
  • Do a Jungle Canopy Zipline Tour [May 2013 – Playa Del Carmen, Mexico]
  • Go on an African Safari [March 2015 – Massai Mara, Kenya]
  • Go to Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain [December 2005]

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So there is it.  My Impossible I will come back to this list and continue to add items. Thank you to Joel over at Impossible HQ for the inspiration.

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