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
|AREA||GOAL||NEXT ACTION||START DATE||STATUS|
|Health||Enter a 5 k rowing race||Look for rowing races at my club||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Design my own stretch and breathing program||Try out different breathing tactics and stretching exercises||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Food||Get all veggies I eat from my own garden||Order seeds||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Stop eating sugar altogether||Remove items with sugar from kitchen||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Become a savoury backing star||Try out one new baking recipe per week||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Manual skills||Learn how to spin wool from sheep||15APR2017||FINISHED!!!|
|Learn how to crochet||Search for a good pattern to follow online||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Learn how to play the guitar flawless||Device practice strategy||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Knowledge skills||Learn how to code quicker||Apply to codeademy||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Learn all countries, capitals and their location by heart||Print out memory cards||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Learn music theory||Search for a book that provides the first insights on cords and such||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Learn Chinese||Check if there are online courses||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Learn a random topic||Create an account at the Khan Academy||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Learn about Robotics||Search for a good source online||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Projects||Write a fiction book||Device a plan to keep working on the different story||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Produce as much food in my garden as possible||Create a planting and succession schedule||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Diminish wastage and trash||Write a blog and keep actively finding ways||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Create a blog, products and an Etsy shop for Sense of Magic||Set up Word press blog||03JAN2018||unfinished|
|Expand international network||Send invitation to someone that I would like to meet||03JAN2018||unfinished|
Boy, loads to do, and not many small projects either. But hey, it is after all an impossible list, right :-).