Impossible List

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney

My Journey to Become the Top 1%, as Inspired by, compiled 3/11/14

Last updated: 6/15/16

Last Completed Goals
  • Ride an elephant
  • Graduate college
  • See the Great Wall of China and the Bird's Nest (April 2016)
  • Live outside the US for at least 1 month straight without my parents or grandparents
  • Book a flight with reward miles only
  • Make 100 micro loans on Kiva (95 loans as of 12/22/15;
  • Graduate college (May 2016)
  • Teach a college class
  • Host a workshop
  • Get a tattoo
  • Public speak internationally
  • Build a mobile phone app
  • Live under a fake name for a day
  • Speak with an accent for an entire day
  • Decorate my whole house for a holiday
  • Buy a GoPro camera (obtained 4/16/14)
  • Save someone's life
  • Write a story
  • Wear pajama pants in public for an entire day
  • Hold a sign saying "talk to me about anything" on a busy sidewalk
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Leave a $100 tip for someone
  • Make a life-changing decision on a whim
Events to Attend
  • Attend a nerd conference - about a TV show, about a game, etc.
  • Attend a football game in a suite
  • Attend a basketball game in a suite
  • Attend a college sports, MLB, NBA, or NFL finals game
  • Go to the summer Olympics opening ceremony
  • Go to the winter Olympics opening ceremony
  • Watch 20 Broadway shows (16 - In The Heights; Promises, Promises; Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark; Book of Mormon; Memphis; Wicked; Beauty and the Beast; Dirty Dancing; Anything Goes; Mamma Mia!; Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles; Once; Jersey Boys; Annie; The Little Mermaid; Kinky Boots) - Bolded are favorites, in order of viewing
  • Run a 5k (May 25, 2014)
    • Under 20 minutes
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a half marathon
  • Run a marathon
  • 50 consecutive pushups
  • 100 consecutive pushups
  • 250 consecutive situps
  • 500 consecutive situps
  • Be vegetarian for a month
  • Visit every continent (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America)
  • Visit 20 countries (19 in chronological order - US, Taiwan, Canada, China, Nicaragua, Panama, United Kingdom, Ghana, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam)
  • Visit 50 countries
  • Visit 100 countries
  • Visit 50 US cities (15 - Austin, Lubbock, NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Tucson, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Orlando, New Orleans, Reno)
  • Live outside the US for at least 1 month straight without my parents or grandparents
  • See the Great Wall of China and the Bird's Nest (April 2016)
  • Go to the airport and play adventure roulette
  • Go see something in Madison Square Garden
  • Go see the ball drop at midnight in NYC
  • Climb up the Statue of Liberty
  • Go inside a volcano
  • Use a segway
  • Fly first class somewhere
  • Book a flight with reward miles only (Austin to Lima, Peru; 3/31/15)
  • Get my driver's license
  • See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
  • Go without internet for a week (8/3-8/13/2014)
  • Go without television for a month (7/29-8/29/14)
  • Pack all my belongings into two suitcases
Adrenaline Rushes
  • Go skydiving
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Go paragliding (summer 2010)
  • Go parasailing
  • Go scuba diving
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Ride in a helicoptor
  • Ride an elephant (March 2016)
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride every single ride (that matters) at a theme park (6/20/2014, Six Flags Fiesta Texas) (3/16-3/20/2015, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure; Disney's Epcot and Hollywood Studios)
  • Learn to shoot a gun
  • Go paintballing
  • Set off fireworks
Become fluent in 4 languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • French
  • Read an entire book in another language
  • Build a personal website (
  • Start a podcast
  • Earn consistent money through passive/side income
  • Invest at least $1,000,000
  • Buy a rental house/property
  • Complete the Atlantic Challenge
Personal Life
  • Be kissed
  • Be kissed in the rain
  • Kiss someone
  • Say "I love you" and mean it romantically
  • Serenade someone
  • Be a loving parent
  • Start a "For my future kids" video series
  • Publish 100 "FMFK" videos
  • Serve someone breakfast in bed
  • Learn to write with my left hand
  • Ask someone I just met on a date
  • Talk to a stranger every day for a month
  • Attend a secular humanist conference
  • Read the entire Bible
  • Read the entire Quran
  • Influence one person to deconvert to humanism