My Impossible List

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Be mindful of your path

– Thomas Frank

Impossible list: A unique way of reevaluating your goals in life. This is not going to be the usual bucket list as Joel Runyon had differentiated. He founded the idea of creating a personal impossible list and I admit that it’s one of the best things I’ve discovered so far.

This is a compilation of my life goals and its objective is for me to constantly review my progress. As one of Franks‘ dedicated fans, I’ve decided to steal from him and create my own.

Current Focuses

Recently, I decided to take a year break from medical school for the purpose of re-discovering myself and all the great things I can do for the rest of my life. And yes, I’m going to be a doctor in God’s perfect time. πŸ˜‰

My other current priorities can be checked at: What I’m Doing Now

Last 5 Completed Goals

  • Learned faux calligraphy (June 2020)
  • 30,000 words in one month (May 27 to June 27, 2020)
  • Developed a morning routine (March 2020 to present)
  • Deleted my social media accounts (March 2020 to present)
  • Started a blog (February 2020)

Life Goals

  • Graduate from college (June 2018)
    • Final GWA: 2.048
  • Donate blood regularly (January 2017)
  • Donate to charity regularly
  • Graduate from medical school
  • Become a licensed physician
  • Publish a research, a novel, and a script for an indie film
  • Move to a smaller house
  • Pay fam’s debt
  • Open a business about health care
  • Open a 24-hr co-working/coffee place in Las Pinas
  • Practice medicine in my own clinic
  • Live with my sister and her son (they are staying in US)
  • Go to a Kpop concert alone (4x already)
  • Spread God’s love and will (always)
  • Help other students to get out of their comfort zones and enjoy learning (always)

Fitness/Health Goals

  • Ab workout for 30 days
  • Run a 5K
  • Run a 10K
  • Bench 250
  • Squat 250
  • Participate in a cycling race
  • Do 50 push-ups
    • Do 20 push-ups (May 1, 2020)
  • Do 50 sit-ups
    • Do 20 sit-ups (May 20, 2020)
  • Drink 12 glasses of water a day forever

Professional Goals

  • Win a place in an oral research presentation at MMHRDC (May 2018)
  • Experience internship at an international school (Chulalongkorn University, June-July 2017)
  • Get 1,000 blog visits, all time
    • Get 600 blog visits (June 29, 2020)
  • Buy own domain and build an email list (May 17, 2020)
  • Write draft blogs every day in a month
  • Write 20,000 words in a month (June 27, 2022 based on Notion, my accumulated word count is 39,661)
  • Invest in a stock market
  • Create a database for JFSM
  • Build an online website for students taking NMAT
  • Speak at a university for more than 100 students
  • Give a TEDxTalk
  • Self-publish a book
  • Write a traditionally published book
  • Launch a regular YouTube show and release 10 videos
  • Launch a product
  • Lead a committee under a school organization
  • Host seminars/webinars about research in school
  • Ace my medical clerkship soon…
  • Create a study guide for students (showbiz or non-showbiz)

Habit Goals

  • Do a morning workout 100 days in a row β€” Skill: Fitness
  • Read 50 books in a year β€” Skill: Intelligence (Progress page)
  • Write every day for 250 days (Starting 22/04/2020 to 28/12/2020) β€” Skill: Writing
  • Code 100 days in a row β€” Skill: Programming
  • Breathe deeply for 1 hour 30 days in a row β€” Skill: Meditation

Creative Goals

  • Publish a sci-fi/fantasy book
  • Learn how to play the piano
  • Learn how to play the guitar
  • Record and release an original song with lyrics
  • Learn how to draw
  • Learn faux calligraphy (June 2022)
  • Learn how to sew/knit

Skill Goals

  • Become fluent in Korean
  • Become fluent in Arabic
  • Become fluent in Latin β€” I’m using duolingo for these languages
  • Learn martial arts
  • Learn how to sing (good)
  • Learn how to cook edible meals
  • Learn how to bake
  • Learn how to drive our car to far places
  • Learn rock climbing
  • Attend a zen retreat β€” Skill: meditation

Fun and/or “Insane” Goals

  • Skydive
  • Bungee jump
  • Paragliding
  • Climb a mountain
  • Cycle up a mountain
  • Bike to work/school
  • Pet a donkey without getting bitten
  • Ride an electric bull
  • Go surfing
  • Go sailing
  • Be on TV
  • Be a cast in a movie
  • Get a sugar daddy to pay my tuition (this is a joke, unless…)

Events to Attend

  • Big Bad Wolf Book Sale β€” and buy at least one valuable book
  • Metro Manila Film Festival
  • Province’s Festival
    • Sinulog in Cebu (January 3rd week)
    • Masskara in Bacolod (October 3rd week)
    • Panagbenga in Baguio (February)
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark, Pampanga
  • Research Symposium/Convention
  • Medical missions
    • 16th Annual Sehfi Dental and Medical Mission (December 2018)
    • Bicol (October 2019)
    • This shall be a long list soon.

Travel Goals

  • Visit Thailand (Internship 2017)
  • Visit Korea
  • Visit Japan
  • Visit Singapore
  • Visit Ohio
  • Visit UAE

Read 1000 books

Basically just read a lot every day for the rest of my life. I wish that I could have started reading when I was a kid. I’ve been enjoying and learning the importance of it now and how great it influences your personal development. Reading must be a fundamental habit for all of us! It not only gives you what you want to know, it also has the capability to shape your identity.

Recently, I decided to finish 50 books this year and I’m hoping to outdo that goal and even reach 1000. Well that’s insane but if you want to follow my progress, follow me on Goodreads!

β€œAnyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing. There is more fulfillment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight.”

― Shannon L. Alder

If you felt inspired, I highly encourage you to make your own impossible list now!

I’m going to be revisiting this page whenever I tick off a goal and add more goals in the future.

Have a blessed life, you!

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