My impossible list

Impossible list

 

 

 

My brother always likes to share his quote “your only wealth is health”. He tosses it in regularly, in any conversation, whether it is related or not. But I recently wondered.. yeah, health is totally important and probably everybody’s highest goal (both physically and mentally, although there are sufficient traps that show that we don’t always push forwards these goals). But shouldn’t we strive for a bit more to really feel worthwhile? So I adjusted his quote slightly, and this it became:

Your only wealth is health and personal development

Yeah, I know, I suck at writing strong quotes :-), but that is not the point.

To work on my personal development I started up this website. But if you want to think smarter and thereby become smarter, there is something you need: a subject to toss around in your brain to think smart about, right? And so I need to have topics I want to become smart in. Sir Frank was my inspiration for a so called Impossible list. He learned it from Sir Runyon who started calling it the Impossible list, a list that you really need to strive for and has goals that will not come easy. These goals are not items on some shopping list that you can buy in the supermarket. In other words, you cannot pay for it to have it, like you would pay for a sky dive as it is an item on bucket list. It is truly something to invest in yourself.

So here is my list, I also have it written out on paper and it hangs in my hallway as a constant reminder what my goals are. Below the grand goals are to-do action items that will move forward the goals.

My impossible list

AREAGOALNEXT ACTIONSTART DATESTATUS
HealthEnter a 5 k rowing raceLook for rowing races at my club03JAN2018unfinished
Design my own stretch and breathing programTry out different breathing tactics and stretching exercises03JAN2018unfinished
FoodGet all veggies I eat from my own gardenOrder seeds03JAN2018unfinished
Stop eating sugar altogetherRemove items with sugar from kitchen03JAN2018unfinished
Become a savoury backing starTry out one new baking recipe per week03JAN2018unfinished
Manual skillsLearn how to spin wool from sheep15APR2017FINISHED!!!
Learn how to crochetSearch for a good pattern to follow online03JAN2018unfinished
Learn how to play the guitar flawlessDevice practice strategy03JAN2018unfinished
Knowledge skillsLearn how to code quickerApply to codeademy03JAN2018unfinished
Learn all countries, capitals and their location by heartPrint out memory cards03JAN2018unfinished
Learn music theorySearch for a book that provides the first insights on cords and such03JAN2018unfinished
Learn ChineseCheck if there are online courses03JAN2018unfinished
Learn a random topicCreate an account at the Khan Academy03JAN2018unfinished
Learn about RoboticsSearch for a good source online03JAN2018unfinished
ProjectsWrite a fiction bookDevice a plan to keep working on the different story03JAN2018unfinished
Produce as much food in my garden as possibleCreate a planting and succession schedule03JAN2018unfinished
Diminish wastage and trashWrite a blog and keep actively finding ways03JAN2018unfinished
Create a blog, products and an Etsy shop for Sense of MagicSet up Word press blog03JAN2018unfinished
Expand international networkSend invitation to someone that I would like to meet03JAN2018unfinished

Boy, loads to do, and not many small projects either. But hey, it is after all an impossible list, right :-).

Impossible list