My Impossible List

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them”

David Allen

I’m very bad at remembering things that is why ever since I’ve realized that I have always tried to write my goals, ideas, to-do and almost everything I think onto paper or on notes app on my laptop/phone. This habit actually helped me get my diploma after failing miserably for once. You might ask how did writing stuff down might help someone get their diploma – well the answer is quite simple, writing down clears your vision and shows you what you really want to achieve.

I got the idea of this Impossible List from Thomas Frank – who got his Idea of this list from Joel Runyon, who created the world’s first impossible list and defined the difference between it and a regular old check list. In short, Impossible List makes actionable goals which inspires you to make more goals and that cycle goes on forever.

“You're Alive Take Advantage of It”

Gary Vee

Current Focuses:

Grow this blog, reach more people and writing more, Study for IELTS exam so I can move to Canada.

 

Life Goals:

  • Move to Canada
  • Get a job
  • Become location independent
  • Win an Oscar for best film

 

Skills to acquire:

  • Concept Art (at intermediate level)
  • Learn Blender
  • Driving a car
  • Learn Krav Maga
  • Learn to draw till I can doodle like this.
  • Learn how to play the piano (and play this)
  • Learn how to play the guitar (and play this)
  • Become fluent in French
  • Become fluent in Japanese
  • Become Ambidextrous
  • Public Speaking
  • Become competent Ice-Skater
  • Wall run *like Prince of Persia*
  • Learn archery *like Lara Croft*
  • Learn to snowboard
  • Learn mountain climbing

 

Habit Goals:

  • Follow my workout program for 8 weeks – Skill: Health/Strength
  • Read 20 pages a day for 1 month – Skill: Intelligence
  • Write 100 words a day for 1 month – Skill: Writing/Body of work
  • Complete the 6 weeks Push-ups challenge – Skill: Strength
  • Meditate 3 minutes a day for 1 month – Skill: Mindfulness
  • Write 1 blog post per week for 3 months – Skill: Writing/Body of work

 

Academic Goals:

  • Get Diploma in Computer Engineering
    • Passed out with 10/10 in last semester, but overall CGPA was only 7.5/10 because of me not paying attention in the earlier semesters.
  • IELTS – 7.5 or more bands

 

Professional Goals:

  • Make a website where I can write stuff (You’re looking at it)
  • Get 100 visits on The Distracted Monkey.
  • Start a podcast
  • Get a job in CG industry
  • Start a YouTube channel, make 10 videos
  • Make $1000 in a month
  • Give a talk (> 50 People)
  • Write a book and Self-publish it (>10,000 words)
  • Enter in a film festival

 

Creative Goals:

  • Make a short film (done)
    • Second short is in pre-production
  • Design a WordPress theme from scratch
  • Build a PC from scratch.
  • Write a full length novel (>70,000 words)
  • Write a full length screenplay (>120 minutes)
  • Write a non-fiction book (>10,000 words)
  • Make a feature length film (>120 minutes)
  • Make a game and publish it on steam
  • Make a Documentary
  • Compose & produce a full music album (> 10 songs)
  • Hand draw something my brother can be proud of (he’s really hard to impress)
  • Make more than 20 people laugh (aka stand-up comedy)
  • Write and record a rap song
  • Make a rocket and send it to the space (like this)

 

Fitness/Health Goals:

  • Run 1k under 5 minutes
  • Run a 5k
  • Get a six-pack abs
  • Do 50 push-ups in single set
  • Do 100 sit-ups in a single set
  • Do 100 squats in a single set
  • Do 1 strict pull-up
  • Do 1 strict muscle-up
  • Handstand without the wall
  • Learn parkour
    • Tricks to learn: Backflip, front flip, wall flip
  • Jump 15 inches
  • Cycle 10 miles in a day
  • Climb a 10-foot rope using hands only
  • Walk 10 feet on a slack line
  • Powerlifting
    • Bench press (50 kg)
    • Military press (50 kg)
    • Squat (50 kg)
    • Deadlift (100 kg)
  • Do a triathlon
  • Clear up my skin (face wash 2x, moisturize, sunscreen while outside, less sugar & less fried food)

 

Really Impossible Goals:

  • Skydive
  • Bungee jump
  • Swim with sharks (like Will Smith)
  • Zero-G flight (aka the vomit commit)
  • Climb mountains
    • Mount Everest
    • Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Sail from one continent to another
  • Be on TV (where my parents can see me)
  • Break a world record
  • Travel to the space (help me out Elon)

 

Video Game Goals:

  • Prince of Persia trilogy on hard difficulty (with all the extra lives)
  • Minecraft – beat Ender Dragon on Hardcore
  • Celeste – with 50 strawberries
  • Portal duology

 

Travel Goals:

  • Visit Japan
  • Visit Sweden
  • Walk the Lord of the Rings trail
  • Visit Iceland
  • Visit Disneyland
  • Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Watch the aurora borealis live
  • Visit every continent
  • Visit every state in India
  • I basically want to travel the whole world for more than a week each

 

Always in Progress Goals:

  • Love and support my family
  • Be kind to people
  • Being a best friend to my brothers and sisters
  • Make an impact on others lives by helping them see their potential and achieve their dreams

 

People to Meet:

 

Miscellaneous Goals:

  • Go on a trip with my cousins alone (no parents’ supervision)
  • Make ratatouille
  • Build a PC with Linus from LTT
  • Build an office area in my owned house
  • Cycle from where I was raised to where I was born
  • Solve a Rubik cube under a minute
  • Beat my sister and my father in a chess match (they are really good)

 

I understand this is a lot to do in a single life, and you might I ask why would you want to do so many different things I mean shouldn’t a person should just find his/her passion and just stick to it? to answer that I have an awesome quote for you:

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, Conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein