More about the Impossible List here.


  • Run a 5k
  • Go mountain climbing
  • Achieve a straight handstand
  • L-sit for 20 seconds (done)
    • Looks like I didn't practice for a few weeks and am back to 10 seconds, not done.
  • V-sit for 10 seconds
  • V-sit press to handstand
  • Learn parkour
  • Do 5 muscle-ups
  • Learn standing frontflips
  • Do a triathlon
  • Stretch and touch my toes


  • Get 100,000 website visits, all time
  • Get 25,000 website visits in a month
  • Publish a book (no self-publishing)
  • Give a talk to more than 500 people
  • Give a TED Talk


  • Meditate for 10 minutes for 30 days in a row
  • Write 500 words 30 days in a row
  • Average reading one book a week for a year (going on for two years)
    • Read one or more books a week for a year


  • Reach black belt in a martial art
  • Learn archery
  • Learn ballroom dancing
  • Become fluent in Icelandic
  • Read the Eddas in old norse
  • Learn how to roast coffee (properly)
  • Learn latte art (done)
  • Learn leathercraft


  • Backpack through the Nordic countries+Estonia
  • Wingsuit fly
  • Skydive
  • Spend an extended weekend camping with nothing but a knife and a fire striker


  • Graduate from college
    • Master’s degree
    • Ph.D.
  • Be my own boss
  • Inspire people to live better (always in progress)
  • Build a summer cottage with my own hands