Impossible List

This list is inspired by Joel Runyon's "Impossible List", started in August 2016.

Since high school, I've started setting challenging goals and experiences that will help myself grow in various aspects of my life. It's a bucket list that grows over time.

Many of the goals in this list feel or have felt "impossible" to me at some point. Knowing that makes them that much more meaningful. If you're curious, I keep it public below.

Current

👨‍💻
Create or help develop a company from scratch


Learn Three.js and WebGL proficiently

💨
Run a marathon

Life

  • Live 100% sustainably
  • Create a documentary
  • Speak at an event
  • Get into college (12/15/2017)
  • Graduate high school (05/19/2018) | college (in-progress)
  • Write and publish a book
  • Fund a school
  • Get married, have kids

Career

  • Create or help develop a company from scratch
  • Learn to proficiently code in:
    • HTML/CSS (proficient)
    • Framer Motion | GSAP | ScrollMagic
    • JavaScript (intermediate) | React (intermediate)
    • Python (intermediate)
    • WebGL (in-progress)
  • Create a helpful website
    • 1,000 monthly visitors
    • 10,000 monthly visitors
    • 25,000 monthly visitors
    • 50,000 monthly visitors
    • 100,000 monthly visitors
    • 250,000 monthly visitors
    • 500,000 monthly visitors
    • 1,000,000 monthly visitors
    • 10,000,000 monthly visitors
  • Write & publish one article | 5 articles | 10 articles
  • Video Content
    • 1,000 views
    • 10,000 views
    • 25,000 views
    • 50,000 views
    • 100,000 views
    • 250,000 views
    • 500,000 views
    • 1,000,000 views
    • 10,000,000 views
    • 100,000,000 views
  • Angel invest in at least 1 moonshot | 5 moonshots
  • Teach a university class

Good Causes

  • Provide education for*
    • 1,000 people (in-progress)
    • 10,000 people
    • 100,000 people
    • 1,000,000 people
    • 10,000,000 people
    • 100,000,000 people
  • Mentor young entrepreneurs and innovators
  • Build an innovation center/playground where tech isn’t accessible
  • Eat lunch with a stranger every week for a year
  • Offset the carbon I produce for myself | 5 people | 10 people
  • Give to sustainability-focused organizations
  • Investment in space exploration

Music

  • Release my first song | 10 songs | 30 songs
  • Release an album
  • Make a song dedicated to someone special
  • Learn how to drum Benny Greb’s entire Moving Parts Album
  • Learn how to play piano proficiently
  • Play Clair de Lune
  • Learn how to proficiently play guitar
  • Collaborate with a musician on a meaningful song

Health & Fitness

  • Hold a plank for 5 minutes (9/25/16) | 10 min. (10/16/16) | 15 min. | 30 min.
  • Be able to hold a handstand
  • Run a 5k | 10k | half marathon (5/5/2019) | marathon (in-progress) | 50 miler | 100 miler
  • Bench 150lbs. (in-progress) | 200lbs. | 225lbs.
  • Squat 200lbs. (in-progress) | 250lbs. | 300lbs.
  • Deadlift 225lbs. (in-progress) | 300lbs. | 375lbs.
  • 100 consecutive push-ups
  • 25 consecutive pull-ups
  • Run a mile in sub-6 minutes | sub-5 minutes
  • Consistently perform a standing backflip
  • Proficiently perform a muscle up | 5 consecutive muscle ups | 10 consecutive muscle ups
  • Be able to hold a 1+ min
    • front lever
    • back lever
    • L-sit
    • human flag

Travel

  • Take an unplanned trip across the US
  • Solo travel for 3 months
  • Go to 10 countries | 25 countries | 50 countries | 100 countries
  • Buy a plane ticket and go somewhere without knowing (travel roulette)
  • Go to base camp at Mt. Everest
  • Visit all 50 US states
  • See northern lights

Challenges

  • CST Challenge for 1 month (9/25/16) | 3 months
  • 100 Days of Code Challenge (4/12/17)
  • Disconnect from technology for six months
  • Don’t use a car for 1 month

Events

  • Spartan Race
  • SXSW
  • Olympic Games