My Impossible List

This is my Impossible List. I got the idea from Thomas Frank who got it from Joel Runyon. Joel created the world’s first impossible list and defined the difference between it and a bucket list. Here is what he has to say about it:

The Impossible List is not a bucket list.

There’s a difference. Not just in the name, but in the entire concept.

Lots of people have a bucket list. They’re static things made up at one point in time that most people don’t end up actually incorporating into their lives and discard when things get tough.

The impossible list is different. It’s fluid, updating status of what’s coming, what’s next and where you’ve come from. It’s always changing, always updating and always evolving. The impossible list isn’t just a piece of paper, it’s a commentary to yourself on how you’re living.

– Joel Runyon


  • Run a 5K in less than 25 minutes
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a half Marathon
  • Complete a Sprint Spartan Race
  • Complete a Super Spartan Race
  • Complete a Trifecta
  • Do 5 Rx Wods in a row
  • Do Planche Pushups


  • Reach Financial Independence and Retire Early
  • Speak in a local conference
  • Speak in a country level conference
  • Speak in an international conference
  • Create an online course
  • Get 100,000 blog visits, all time


  • Do a morning yoga workout 100 days in a row
  • Read 25 pages a day for three months in a row


  • Learn how to play the piano
  • Learn how to play the harmonica
  • Learn to draw


  • Learn card throwing
  • Learn swing dance
  • Learn knife throwing
  • Become a competent surfer

Fun and/or “Insane”

  • Go scuba diving in the Caribean
  • Climb Kilimanjaro
  • Climb Everest
  • Surf on Bali

Events to Attend

  • Burning man
  • ComicCon
  • Rio Carnival


  • 3 months Van surf trip
  • Travel to New Zealand
  • Visit Cuba
  • Visit Japan
  • Visit every Continent
  • Visit Iceland


  • Learn French
  • Learn German


  • Have a “Kliver” tattoo
  • Have a second tattoo