A Source of Daily Motivation : My Impossible List

Recently, I read multiple articles about people’s impossible list which is just a collection of goals they want to achieve. They say that it motivates to push you further everyday. So I gave it a try. So far it is quite fun to do and I am constantly updating the list below. Many things in the list are non-realistic for greater motivation.

Health and Fitness

Running

  • Run a 5k
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a Half Marathon
  • Run a Marathon
  • Run a Triathlon
  • Run a mile in less than 6 minutes
  • Get in the top 5,000 users on Fitocracy
  • Get six-pack abs
  • Achieve ideal weight
  • Build body like Vegeta from DBZ
  • Be Able to Do a Backflip
  • Be Able to Do a One Handed Push Up
  • Be Able to Do a Roundhouse Kick
  • Be Able to Do Half Moon Yoga Pose
  • Be Able to Do the Splits(How to split)
  • Learn a handstand
  • hand stand for 10 minutes
  • Do 10 Handstand Pushups
  • Walking on rope
  • No Shampoo Experiment (December 2013 — Aug 2014 — Results failed)

Martial Arts

Brain

  • Meditate twice everyday for a week (9th July 2014)
  • Meditate everyday for a month (twice a day for 25 days and once everyday — 30 July 2014)
  • Meditate everyday for an year
  • Meditate everyday for 2 year
  • Be mindful of everything for a day
  • Be mindful of everything for a week
  • Be mindful of everything for a month
  • Be mindful of everything for an year
  • IQ Points to 50
  • IQ Points to 100
  • IQ Points to 200
  • IQ Points to 250
  • Learn about Memory Palace (Done)
  • Create 16 Memory Palaces with atleast 100 Stations each before College starts (Under Progress)
  • Create following Memory Palaces (including Famous places using Google Street View and wonobo.com)
  1. Ambarnath (Started)
  2. Ulhasnagar
  3. CST Railway Station
  4. Hogwarts
  5. Infinity Mall
  6. Kamothe
  7. Metro-Mall
  8. MIDC
  9. Marine Drive
  10. R City Mall
  11. School
  12. Viviana Mall
  13. GTA V : Los Santos(Started — 28th May 2014, Map is too big)
  14. GTA IV: Liberty City
  15. Batman Arkham City
  16. BattleField 4
  17. Watch Dogs
  • Memorise a Shuffled Deck of Cards
  • Learn PAG System
  • Memorise a book
  • Learn Maths Shortcuts

Travel

  • See snow
  • Go Swimming in Every Ocean
  • Travel For 1 Year Straight
  • Own a small flat in 2 countries.
  • Go scuba diving / snorkeling and experience marine life up close
  • Go skiing
  • Go horseback riding
  • Climb a mountain
  • Fly in a hot-air balloon
  • Go on a road trip
  • Go swimming with dolphins
  • Fly first class
  • Fly in a helicopter
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • Walk across a desert
  • Look in person for launch of a Rocket
  • Visit a castle in England
  • Watch Cherry Blossom in Japan
  • Visit Every continent
  • Visit a palace in Rajasthan (Mount Abu — 2008)
  • Visit Kerala (Munnar)
  • Visit Buddhist Temple (Kushinagar, UP — 2013)
  • Visit Mahabaleshwar, Maharahtra
  • Visit Matheran (2012 with Childhood Friends)
  • Visit Nehru Science Centre (2010 during a school picnic)
  • Visit Nehru Planetarium (2010 during a school picnic)
  • Visit Silvasa (22nd to 23rd Aug with friends during Industrial visit)
  • Visit Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Visit Eiffel Tower at Night
  • Visit a Temple in China
  • Visit a Car Factory
  • Visit Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA
  • Visit Google, MountainView, CA
  • Visit Masai Mara, Kenya

Events to Attend

  • Ran Mahotsav, Gujarat
  • Attend a TED conference
  • Any Apple Event
  • AutoExpo in Delhi
  • CES
  • Mobile World Congress
  • Go to a Music Festival
  • Shimla, India

Minimalism

  • Go Analog for a month (No Electronic Technology and No Internet)
  • Count & document all my crap
  • Own less than 300 things
  • 100 things challenge

Adrenaline Rushes

  • Go Skydiving
  • Go Bungee Jumping
  • Go Paragliding
  • Go Parasailing
  • Learn to Kitesurf
  • Learn to Surf
  • Go scuba diving.
  • Climb a Volcano
  • Learn To Freedive
  • Go Zorbing
  • Go Indoor Skydiving
  • Fly A Rocketman Water Jet Lev
  • Fly A Flyboard Water Hoverboard
  • Create a video that gets international coverage
  • Get To Space
  • Ride a Sports Car
  • Solve a Rubik’s Cube

— 3*3

— 4*4

Skills

  • Learn 20 different languages
  1. Hindi (Completed)
  2. Marathi (Completed)
  3. English (Completed)
  4. Sanskrit
  5. Sindhi
  6. Gujarati
  7. Tamil
  8. Japanese
  9. Urdu
  10. Korean
  11. French
  12. Chinese
  13. Italian
  14. Spanish
  15. German
  16. Russian

— beat computer in chess

— Write for 10 articles with 1000 words each for a few websites within 10 days

Computer Related Skills

  • Learn C (Completed)
  • Learn C++ (Completed)
  • Learn Object C (Halfway — 24th May 2014)(Stopped because Apple Inc. released a new programming language for iOS and OS X- 3rd June 2014)
  • Learn Swift
  • Learn JAVA (Started — 16th June 2014)
  • Learn After Effects
  • Learn iOS App Development
  • Learn PHP
  • Create an iPhone app and submit it to the App Store
  • Create an Android app and submit it to the Play Store
  • Teach C to someone
  • Learn AI

Professional Goal

  • Get 10 blog visits (Completed)
  • Get 100 blog visits
  • Get 1000 blog visits
  • Get 100,000 blog visits, all time
  • Start your first business (Completed — 9th June 2014)
  • Make a full-time living online.
  • Start an international company.
  • Earn $10 passive income (Completed)
  • Earn $100 passive income (Completed)
  • Earn $1,000 passive income
  • Earn $10,000 passive income
  • Earn $100,000 passive income
  • Put $100,000 in the bank.
  • Give $100,000 away.
  • Create a million dollar company.
  • Get 100,000 blog visits in a month
  • Write an e-book
  • Create an iPhone app
  • Write a real, published, print book
  • Give an Ignite Talk, TED or TEDx Talk
  • Make $10,000 in a month
  • Make a YouTube channel (Created)
  • Start Offline Business
  • Learn about Stock Market
  • Invest In the Stock Market
  • Buy a property
  • Invest in a Start Up
  • Build a Quadcopter
  • Study more Physics
  • Financially independent of parents before age 30
  • Become an angel investor

Academic

  • Score more than 80%

Events to take part in

  • Memory Championship
  • Marathon
  • Triathlon
  • Fitness Competition

Life

  • Change 1 Person’s Life For The Better
  • Become More Organized
  • Nuke procrastination
  • Automate House Cleaning Process
  • Write 10 blog posts on personal blog (Halfway — 24th May 2014)
  • Write 50 blog posts on personal blog
  • Write 100 blog posts on personal blog
  • Create personal Vlog
  • Do volunteer work
  • Craft Perfect Lifestyle
  • Plan a vacation
  • Stop speaking Hinglish
  • Plant a tree and watch it grow
  • Get a pet
  • Go for further education in a different field or learn yourself
  • Conquer Fear

Record a YouTube Video (Completed)

— Record yourself in a YouTube Video (Practised — 28 May 2014)

— Record Singing or playing Flute

— Speaking English

— Interview someone

— Maths specifically Calculus

— Watch a Horror Movie in 3D alone

Overcome my Fear of Missing Out (Started-7th June 2014, 12:24 AM by de-activation Facebook account) (Deleted Facebook account — 10:30 PM 22nd July 2014)

Quit Social Media or else just post and respond to mentions (Responding only to mentions — 11th June 2014)(Deleted Facebook account — 10:30 PM 22nd July 2014)

  • Practise Buddhist Principles (Learning — 24th May 2014) (Implementing in daily life — 30th July 2014)
  • Registor for Cryonics
  • Donate Blood
  • Open a savings account
  • Donate Clothes I No Longer Use
  • Join Digital Nomad Academy
  • Get a Couch
  • Get into Internship
  • tracking your spending (Started)

Learning Many Things such as

— Season 1 (Started — 2nd July 2014)

Books/Courses to Read and Implement

  • Memory Palace by Lewis Smile (Read on 27th May 2014)
  • Moon Walking with Einstein
  • 4 Hour Work Week
  • 4 Hour Body
  • 4 Hour Chef
  • Crush It
  • Intelligent Investor
  • Think and Grow Rich
  • How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary (Got the book — 12th June 2014)

Random

  • Sleep in a hammock
  • Act in a Play
  • Build a garden
  • Automate House
  • Get a white board (Completed — 11th June 2014)
  • Get Vibram Five Finger
  • Get Injijiny Socks
  • Remove Cable TV
  • Shop Clothes Online
  • See penguins
  • Party all night
  • Get a Telescope
  • Become Influential on Klout
  • Memorize the Periodic Table of Elements (Check Periodic Table Song)
  • Have a coding all nighter
  • Learn rollerblade
  • Create a simple app in a day
  • How to Read Palms
  • Get a teddy bear to punch and kick
  • Get rid of addictions

— Rid of porn and masturbation addiction (Completed after taking NOBNOM — 29th Aug 2014)

  • Break a Guinness World Record
  • Walk on a single foot for 21 days (Halfway — 24th May 2014) (Completed — 7th June 2014)
Had my left leg pastured because of ankle ligament injury
  • Memorise names of all Shakespeare Plays. (Remembered 31 at my first attempt using Memory Palace — 27th May 2014, 4:04 PM)(Remembered 35 at second attempt last time was unable to imaging the meaning of some words — 28th May 2014, 1:05 PM) (DONE)
  • Draw one picture everyday for 100 days and share it
  • Speak in British English Accent
  • Buy an High End Apple Product with own money
  • Create Your Family Tree (Started — 29th June 2014)(Almost Complete — 29th Aug 2014)
  • Live one day outside the house similar to GTA
  • Use Facebook less and start using Twitter (Deleted Facebook account — 10:30 PM 22nd July 2014)
  • Take one good photo a day with a DSLR and upload it to Instagram or Flickr everyday for 100 days.
  • Read one book a day for an year with Blinkist
  • Watch one TED talk everyday for an year and document it
  • Wear Google Glass
  • Make a Short Movie in After Effects
  • Ride a Royal Enfield Bullet
  • Have an Aquaponics Tank
  • Create an Ergonomic Workspace
  • Vote in an election
  • Dye Your Hair a Completely Different Colour
  • Camp Under the Stars
  • Replace an app with Brain
  • Take a photo with a stranger everyday for a year and post it online
  • Revisit old school
  • How to Do BMX Bike Tricks

Shows to watch

  • Watch all episodes of DBZ (Completed)
  • Watch all episodes of Dragon Ball (Completed)
  • Watch all episodes of Dragon Ball GT (Completed)
  • Watch all episodes of Dragon Ball Z Kai
  • Watch all Dragon Ball Movie
  • Sherlock (Completed — S1,S2,S3)
  • Watch Tim Ferris Experiments

Habits

  1. Meditation
  2. Study something everyday
  3. Exercise everyday
  4. Capture and write down every to-do (Learn from Getting Things Done)
  5. Be Proactive
  6. Go to Bed At A Reasonable Time(Completed — 29th Aug 2014)
  7. Remove Distractions while working
  8. Single-Task
  9. Eating a balanced diet
  10. Flossing daily
  11. Eat a healthy breakfast
  12. 8 hours of sleep a night
  13. Not getting angry
  14. Let go of greed
  15. Take one thing each day that you have been resisting
  16. Write in Journal
  17. Practise music instrument everyday
  18. Good Posture
  19. Breath Properly with Diaphragm
  20. Drink 3 litres of water daily
  21. Read a Motivational Quote Daily
  22. Set MITs for the day
  23. Weekly GTD Review
  24. Study Holistically
  25. Get up early (Done — 30th July 2014)
  26. Stop compare yourself to others (Halfway)

Plan to accomplish this list

August 1 to August 30 2014 — NOBNOM

September 1 to September 30 2014 — Weight Loss challenge

October 1 to October 30, 2014 — No complain Challenge

I’d love to hear your thoughts about this topic and share your impossible list with me on Twitter @ankschoubey and get the conversation going on: #impossiblelist

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