The Impossible List

For so long I have dreamed of doing amazing things! But for an equal length of time, I have committed minimal to no effort to forge them into a reality.


The Impossible List is a categorised record of goals, challenges, “impossible” and “unachievable” objectives. The list does not necessarily have a time limit. However, it is not a bucket list which only reflects wishful dreams, often left unfulfilled. The Impossible List is designed to be a progression of goals, whereas a bucket list is stagnant, floating in cold to the luke-warm effort.

I first found out about the Impossible List from College Info Geek, which is an awesome productivity blog/youtube channel/podcast run by Thomas Frank. Frank adopted the practice from Joel Runyon’s blog post. I have chosen to use Thomas Frank’s version because I think the ‘current focuses’ and ‘last 5 comlpeted goals’ categories help to motivate me and view my list as more achievable.

The list is about getting things done you never thought you would actually do. It is like a clump of playdough; lucid, mouldable and able to be shaped into anything.

I generally have started with smaller challenges, then crossed them out and written down bigger ones. It’s great to post this online to help me be more accountable. I’d recommend checking you’re Impossible List at least once a week, preferably in the morning to get you jeed up! Don’t forget to update it as you discover new goals and complete your epic adventures.

Please feel welcomed to share your own impossible list! 🙂 Let’s get stuff done.


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Current Focuses

  • Complete university (2nd year)
  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Commit to my habits via Habitica

Last 5 Completed Goals

  • Completed the first year of university
  • Joined a sports club

Fitness/Health Goals

  • Join a sports club @MQ
    • Attend a match
  • Go bouldering
    • Go bouldering in Sydney
  • Complete the City2Surf
  • Complete a pull-up
  • Run a 5K
  • Attend a Zumba class @MQ
  • Climb a 15-foot rope
  • Participate in Australian Ninja Warrior
  • Do a 10sec handstand
  • Hold the splits

Professional Goals

  • Stay at one job for at least three months
  • Create a blog
    • Post a blog post
    • Recieve a genuine comment
  • Pay off my student loan within 10 years after graduating (2032 sometime)
  • Earn through passive income
  • Sell something online

Habit Goals

  • Use the Pomodoro technique for 20 continuous days – Skill: Intelligence/ Productivity
  • Exercise every day for 100 continuous days – Skill: Fitness
  • Read for at least 25 minutes for 20 continuous days – Skill: Intelligence
  • Meditate ≥ 10 minutes for 40 continuous days – Skill: Mental Focus
  • Not binge for 10 continuous days – Skill: Mental/ Physical Health

Creative Goals

  • Publish a novella (min 17,000 words)
  • Write a poem
  • Write a song
  • Write an eBook

Skill Goals

  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Become fluent in Indonesian
    • Current: Beginner-Intermediate level
  • Become fluent in Portuguese
  • Be able to juggle 20X continuously (re: soccer)
  • Learn archery
  • Learn a martial arts form
  • Learn to street dance
  • Learn to salsa
  • Learn the saxophone
  • Learn to card throw

Adventure Goals

  • Go skydiving
  • Go bungee-jumping
  • Go snowboarding
  • Rock climb outside
  • Swim in a hot spring
  • Climb an active volcano
  • Sit in a natural mud bath

Travel Goals

  • Backpack South America
  • Backpack Indonesia
  • Revisit Toraja
  • While exploring, get lost 😊
  • Explore the Amazon Rainforest
  • Attend the Carnival, Brazil
  • Walk amongst the Pyramids, Egypt
  • See a lion in the wild, Africa
  • See a wolf in the wild, wherever there are wolves
  • Visit every state in Australia
  • Visit Canada with Oma
    • Have a white Christmas with Oma in Canada

Events to Attend

  • National Training Event (NTE)
  • Tedx Sydney

Life Goals

  • Graduate University
  • Donate $100 every month to Charity for a year
  • Be self-sufficient and location independent
  • Build a school in Toraja

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