The Impossible List

"The impossible list is a challenge. This list of impossible things 
contains all the things I ever 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."
 - Joel Runyon

Last 5 Goals Completed:

  • Published 12 blog posts in 2020 as per goal from the beginning of the year
  • Published 50 Blog Posts
  • Ran a Half Marathon (Chennai Marathon 2020)

TOP PRIORITY GOALS:

  • Study Computer Science topics
  • Keep publishing posts in the blog every month
  • Bench 50 Kgs
  • Complete Book 3 of the Complete Church Piano Course

Adventure Goals

New goals (less than a year old):

  • Ride an enduro motorbike
  • Complete a parkour circuit

Old goals:

  • Cook eggs (So many times)
  • Chop down a tree
  • Paddle a canoe
  • Kill 50 cockroaches using your leg (12 done)
  • Change a flat tire (Many times)
  • Build a shelter
  • Build a campfire
  • Make fire without matches
  • Drive in snow
  • Pick a lock
  • Play Poker
  • Play blackjack
  • Shoot using a Pistol
  • Shoot using a Shotgun
  • Shoot using an Assault Rifle
  • Shoot using a Sniper
  • Ride a camel (Dubai Trip 2016)
  • Ride a horse (Ooty Trip)
  • Ride an ATV (Pondicherry Trip)

Fitness/Health Goals

  • Pull-Ups
    • Do 5 Pull-ups in a set
    • Do 10 Pull-ups in a set
  • Push-Ups
    • Do 25 push-ups in a set
    • Do 40 push-ups in a set
    • Do 50 push-ups in a set
    • Do 60 push-ups in a set
  • Fit into a 32 size pant comfortably
  • Beat 5-minute KM run (4 min 14 sec)
    • Beat 4-minute KM run.
  • Run a 10K Run (Chennai Half Marathon 2018)
  • Run a Half Marathon (Chennai Marathon 2020)
  • Run a Marathon

Video Game Goals

  • 100% Mafia 2
  • 100% Watch Dogs
  • 100% Driver 76
  • 100% Prince of Persia Revelations
  • Stop playing video games (Achieved for the most part)

General Goals

  • Read the Bible cover to cover (Supplementary Audiobook, Plan)
    • Read the Bible 5 times
  • Memorize 1 chapter of the Bible
    • Memorize 5 chapters of the Bible
  • Talk on stage 50 times (Around 25 times complete)
  • Get into soul-winning
  • Learn Hindi to the point where you are able to make small talk with people of your age

Academic Goals

  • Complete semester 1 with at least 8.5 GPA(8.81)
  • Complete semester 2 with at least 8.0 GPA(7.88,close enough)
  • Win a programming contest(1st place in Junior year intra-department coding contest)
  • Win a mini-project competition(2nd Prize)(Space Pong)
  • Complete an online course(Programming in C++ in NPTEL, Elite with Gold)
  • Publish a research paper(Memorization technique for large texts)
  • Participate in a hackathon(Smart India Hackathon 2018)
    • Win a hackathon
  • Participate in ACM ICPC
  • Organize an event(Xenioz 2k17)
  • Do an internship in a company/Institute (Hasura)
  • Get into a great university for M.Tech

Creative Goals

  • Publish 15 articles(July 13, 2017)
    • Publish 30 articles (November 12, 2018)
    • Publish 50 articles
    • Publish 100 articles
  • Play the Mario Theme song on the keyboard(right hand only)
    • Right and left hand
  • Start a YouTube channel and upload a video
    • Upload 5 YouTube videos
    • Make a tutorial video series related to programming
  • Learn to compose electronic music
  • Complete all 3 books from the Complete Church Piano Course
    • Complete book 1
    • Complete book 2
    • Complete book 3
  • Learn shuffle dancing

Professional Goals

  • Create and publish a website for free in WordPress (November 14, 2015)
    • Secure a website domain name
    • Secure an email domain name
    • Include pages:
      • About
      • Resume
      • Portfolio
      • Contact
      • Hire me
      • Impossible list
    • Link to your social media profiles
    • Add a blog section to your website
  • Get a Good First Job
  • Buy a suit
  • Build a Business

Technical Goals

  • Do a project in a functional programming language (Eg. Haskell)
  • Work on an open-source project
  • Make an Internet Radio Station (Created one using Azuracast and wrote the blog post Internet Radio Station 101 from the learnings from it. Decided to terminate it since Azuracast had a lot of bugs at the time)
  • Make a Progressive Web App (In Progress – Project S)
  • Make a mobile app (GirdThySword)
    • Make one for iOS
  • Make a 2D game(Space Pong)
  • Make a 3D game

2 thoughts on “The Impossible List

  1. VANI DURAI says:

    Amazing !! i never knew impossible list can be divided into so many sections with lot of crazy things(to be particular on cockroach one).This blog inspires me to the core and makes me think “There is so much to do in life”

    Liked by 1 person

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