The Impossible List™

I recently became familiar with the concept of “The Impossible List™” created by Joel Runyon. Since I am a young professional starting a career, I want to try and keep up with a personal Impossible List.

There’s this thing I say: If you don’t like being around yourself, why would you expect anyone else to want to be around you? I want to be around someone who is constantly improving his/herself, always striving for a new goal, and achieving his/her highest potential. So, without further ado, my Impossible List.

ACTIVE ITEMS: items I’m working on right now.

  • Run a half-marathon
  • Help someone get into college
  • Read 1 book a week for an entire year
  • Stop eating fast food for an entire month


  • Help someone get into college (August 2018)
  • Adopt a pet  (May 2017)
    • Keep an adopted pet for 1 year
  • Utilize a minimalist wardrobe for a year
  • Pay off student loans 5 years after graduating (started July 25, 2017)


  • Run a half-marathon
  • Learn basic parkour
  • Do a pull-up
  • Stop eating fast food for an entire month
  • Become vegan for at least a year
  • Grow all of my own vegetables to eat


  • Sell a painting or other art piece
  • Read 1 book a week for an entire year (52 books)
  • Color an entire coloring book


  • Ride in a hot-air balloon
  • Geocache
  • Backpack in Europe
  • Go camping for a weekend
  • Take a cross-country road trip
  • Go stargazing
  • Watch a Broadway musical
  • Visit all 50 states
  • Visit all 7 continents


  • Design an entire youth program from creation to evaluation
  • Plan a summer camp
  • Complete a Graduate Certificate (started January 18, 2018)
  • Publish a research article
  • Present to over 500-person audience
  • Present at a public school
  • Have my own website
  • Write a Letter of Recommendation (February 27, 2018)


  • Run a community rally/fair/showcase
  • Establish a non-profit organization
  • Establish a tutoring organization/center

Last Updated: 8/9/18

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