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 is sufficient evidence 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
|Health||Being stronger||Daily workout||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Having more energy||Getting onto my bike more often||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Being more flexible and relaxed||Follow Tai Chi||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Food||Get all veggies I eat from my own garden||Order seeds||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Stop eating sugar altogether||Remove items with sugar from kitchen||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Become a savory cooking star||Try out vegan recipies once a week||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Manual skills||Learn how to crochet||Search for a good pattern to follow online||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Learn how to play the guitar flawless||Device practice strategy||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Learn how type quicker & use more shortcuts||Use websites to help to improve typing speed||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Knowledge skills||Learn all countries, capitals and their location by heart||Print out memory cards||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Learn Cultural studies||Follow course of OU||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Learn about molecular genetics||Read through course book||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Learn about different codes||Create an account at the Khan Academy||01FEB2021||unfinished|
|Learn about learning techniques||Read self help books on topic||01JAN2021||unfinished|
|Projects||Write a fiction book||Device a plan to keep working on the different story||01JUN2021||unfinished|
|Produce as much food in my garden as possible||Create a planting and succession schedule||01MAR2021||unfinished|
|Diminish wastage and trash||Write a blog and keep actively finding ways||01APR2021||unfinished|
|Reduce bills||Find ways to diminish costs||01MAY2021||unfinished|
|Expand international network||Send invitation to someone that I would like to meet||01JUN2021||unfinished|
|Design digital human||Develop code on atom level||01MAR2021||unfinished|
Boy, loads to do, and not many small projects either. But hey, it is after all an impossible list, right :-).