What’s an Impossible List?
To put it simply, it’s a list of all the things you want to do that feel a little “impossible”. This doesn’t refer to things that are literally impossible (so don’t write “visit the sun”) but rather goals that are beyond what you think you’re capable of. The point of an impossible list is that by completing each task, you push yourself a little further than your perceived limits.
It sounds a lot like a normal bucket list but it’s really much more active and goal-oriented. First and foremost, instead of putting something on the list and just hoping you’ll get to it at some point in your lifetime, the impossible list forces you to do something. This is important because once you complete a task from your impossible list, you don’t simply forget about it and move on to something unrelated. Instead, you replace it with a similar goal that goes even further.
You can read more about impossible lists here. Joel Runyon, the guy who came up with this concept, goes a little more in-depth into what differentiates an impossible list from a bucket list.
At this time (December 2017), I’m focusing mainly on school and finals as the semester comes to a close. After that, I’ll be working during the January break and preparing for the next semester. Here’s my current list (I’ll be updating it regularly):My Impossible List
- Graduate from college
- Read 20 pages per day for 100 days in a row
- Meditate for at least 3 minutes for 100 days in a row
- Write 5,000 words per month for 3 months
Have 100 blog visits (all time) 100 blog visits per month
- Gain 100 blog subscribers
- Learn to play the acoustic guitar
- Learn to play His Theme from the Undertale soundtrack
- Count and document all of my things in the following categories:
- arts/crafts supplies
- office supplies
- Reduce the number of things in each category by using the KonMari method
- Sell something at a craft fair
- Run at least 30 minutes once per week for 3 months
- Run 3 times per week for 3 months
- Run a 5k
- Run a 10k
- Read 36 books in a year
- Buy a house in New York
- Adopt a cat, name him George
What are some things that you would add to your Impossible List?