Impossible List

“Impossible is only a few extra phone calls.” – Sam, former manager/mentor

The Impossible list is NOT a bucket list. There’s a difference. It’s a completely different concept. Lots of people have bucket lists. My co-workers used to referred to bucket lists as “a list of dreams that you’d like to do but will never complete because life gets in the way”. It’s essentially a list of stuff people hope to accomplish someday. If you don’t get an opportunity to check them off, you don’t feel bad about it.

The impossible list is different. It is a list of impossible things that I thought I couldn’t do because it was “impossible.” The sort of things that I assumed the cool guys on TV only ever got to do. The things I never thought that I would be able to do. The difference lies in the fact that it actually requires a person to get their butt in gear and work towards getting stuff done.

It’s significance resonates with me even more after acquiring RSD and being told that there was a distinct possibility that it might be impossible for me to ever walk again.

This is my list of impossible things. It is a journey of all the things that are possible if I don’t let excuses get in the way. My intention is to constantly be crossing things off it as I accomplish them and adding to it when needed and I'll be making regular updates about my journey on this blog.

Maybe you’re bored. Maybe you’re tired of simply attempting what’s considered “safe” and “possible”, maybe you just want to try something different. This blog is for you. Feel free to follow my journey via RSS or start your own Impossible List if you feel like it. If you do, send me an email and let me know. I’d love to hear about it what impossible things you’re doing. If you’d like to help make any of these impossible things happen – let me know – I’m all ears.

The Impossible List

                Run a 5k
                Run a 10k
                Run a Half Marathon
                Run a Marathon
                Run a sub 3:45 Marathon
                Run in the Boston Marathon
                Complete the Marathon World Series
                Run an Ultra-Marathon
                Complete a Duathlon
                Complete a Triathlon
                Compete in the CEO Challenge
                Run a sub 6-minute mile
                Get a six pack and do a photo shoot to celebrate.
                100 Consecutive Pushups
                200 Consecutive Squats 
                200 Consecutive Situps
                150 Consecutive Dips
                Do 10 Planche Pushup
                Do 10 Handstand Pushups w/ Wall
                Do 10 Handstand Pushups w/out a Wall
                Perform a Flagpole

                Visit Every Continent
                                  North America
                                  South America
                                  Antarctica (and do something ridiculous here)
                Go Swimming in Every Ocean
                Live outside of Canada/US For 1 Year Straight
                Obtain dual citizenship with another country.
                Own a small flat in 4 different countries.
                Live on the beach in some tropical country for 3 months.
                Do A Cross Country Road Trip
                Do A Round-The-World Trip

                Go without internet for a month
                Go without a car for a month
                Go an entire month without purchasing anything other than non-processed food
                Count & document all my crap
                Own less than 300 things

Adrenaline Rushes
                Go Skydiving
                Go Scubadiving
                Go Paragliding
                Go Parasailing
                Learn to Surf
                Learn to Kitesurf
                Bike Across America
                Climb a Mountain
                Climb a Volcano
                Learn Windsurfing
                Go Indoor Skydiving

                Be in a Movie
                Go to the airport and buy a ticket without knowing where I’m going.
                Get something named after me.

Events To Attend
                Participate in Tomatina
                Running of the Bulls
                Kentucky Derby
                Mardi Gras

Rennaisance Man
                Get accepted into Law School
                Get accepted into Medical School
                Complete Law School
                Complete Medical School
                Learn To DJ
                Learn to Fly A Plane/Helicopter
                Learn To Breakdance
                Go Into Space
                Go Ziplining
                Become Fluent In 4 Languages

                Start my own company
                Start a non-profit company
                Start an international company.
                Put $100,000 in the bank.
                Have $1,000,000 in assets.
                Have $1,000,000 in liquid assets.
                Create a million dollar company.
                Learn from a CEO of a Fortune 500 Company
                Consult for a Fortune 500 Company
                Publish a real physical book.
                Start a successful blog
                                  1,000 Subscribers
                                  10,000 Subscribers
                                  25,000 Subscribers
                                  50,000 Subscribers

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