The Impossible List

Money and Investing

  • Achieve MYR 500,000 in net worth. It’s roughly USD 120,000.
  • Save and invest 15% of my total income. (November 2018)
    • Save and invest 30% of my total income. (October 2019)
    • Save and invest 50% of my total income. (March 2020)
    • Save and invest 70% of my total income.
  • Buy and own a cashflow positive investment property.

Health and Fitness

  • Achieve a powerlifting total—squat, bench, deadlift—of 300kg/660lbs.
  • Do 15 pull-ups in a single set.
  • Do one muscle-up.
  • Do a 1-minute free handstand.
  • Learn and do a backflip.
  • Have six-pack abs.
  • Run a half (21K) marathon.
  • Master freestyle swim.

Work and Business

  • Start a coffee shop. (Founded in July 2015 and shut it down in June 2017)
  • Join a leading startup. (Joined Sumo in April 2017)
    • Become a digital marketing team lead. (Content and marketing lead at Sumo in August 2019).
    • Thinking…
  • Write and publish 100 blog posts. (Published the 100th in October 2018)
    • Write and publish 300 blog posts.
  • Self-publish a book.
  • Write a traditionally published book.
  • Become a Quora Top Writer. (2x Quora Top Writer for 2017 and 2018)
  • Become a Medium Top Writer.
  • Achieve 100,000 total blog visits. (February 2017)
    • Achieve 100,000 total page views in a month.
  • Hit 1,000 email subscribers. (July 2016)
    • Grow my email list to 10,000 subscribers.
  • Get interviewed in 10 podcasts.
  • Create and launch an online course. (September 2017)
    • Create and launch an online course that generated USD 1,000 in a month.
  • Speak at a university with more than 50 audiences.
  • Give a TEDx Talk.

Experiences

  • Visit 10 cities outside of Malaysia. (January 2018 Austin, November 2019 Busan)
  • Get an open water diving license. (April 2016)
  • Organize a TEDx event as an organizing committee. (August 2017)
  • Start a charity fundraiser.
  • Do one skydiving.

Intellectual and Learning

  • Read 50 books and publish the reading notes. (Published the 50th in March 2019)
    • Read 100 books and publish the reading notes.
  • Create and run a book club.
  • Learn Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
  • Learn Aikido.
  • Try gun shooting. (December 2019 – video and image)
    • Legally own a firearm and practice shooting.
  • Learn and speak Spanish.
  • Learn and speak French.
  • Learn and speak Japanese.
  • Learn and build a WordPress theme. (November 2015)
  • Complete a Toastmaster Pathway program.