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Impossible List

Impossible List

Impossible List

a bucket list, except better

a bucket list, except better

a bucket list, except better

Picture of Omar skydiving
Picture of Omar skydiving
Picture of Omar skydiving

Impossible what?


The Impossible List is like a bucket list on steroids. The first Impossible List was created by Joel Runyon, and I learned about it by watching one of Thomas Frank's videos.

I liked the idea, so I borrowed it from them.

My impossible list contains goals that would push my personal limits. Although personal, I still would love to share my list with the world to feel more accountable to get stuff on it done!

I might never get to cross off all or even most of the items below, but that's not the point. My goal is to enjoy the process of pursuing all of these aspirational goals!

Impossible what?


The Impossible List is like a bucket list on steroids. The first Impossible List was created by Joel Runyon, and I learned about it by watching one of Thomas Frank's videos.

I liked the idea, so I borrowed it from them.

My impossible list contains goals that would push my personal limits. Although personal, I still would love to share my list with the world to feel more accountable to get stuff on it done!

I might never get to cross off all or even most of the items below, but that's not the point. My goal is to enjoy the process of pursuing all of these aspirational goals!

Impossible what?


The Impossible List is like a bucket list on steroids. The first Impossible List was created by Joel Runyon, and I learned about it by watching one of Thomas Frank's videos.

I liked the idea, so I borrowed it from them.

My impossible list contains goals that would push my personal limits. Although personal, I still would love to share my list with the world to feel more accountable to get stuff on it done!

I might never get to cross off all or even most of the items below, but that's not the point. My goal is to enjoy the process of pursuing all of these aspirational goals!

Academic

Study abroad – Bucknell University

Aug 2015

Publish research at a world-class publication

Receive a Best Paper Award

May 2019

Get a PhD in Islamic Philosophy

Become an educator

Academic

Study abroad – Bucknell University

Aug 2015

Publish research at a world-class publication

Receive a Best Paper Award

May 2019

Get a PhD in Islamic Philosophy

Become an educator

Academic

Study abroad – Bucknell University

Aug 2015

Publish research at a world-class publication

May 2019

Receive a Best Paper Award

May 2019

Get a PhD in Islamic Philosophy

Become an educator

Spiritual

So this one is quite special.

As a practicing Muslim, it is essential for me to keep growing spiritually as much as I aspire to grow in other facets of life. It's literally my lifeline!

This is a deeply personal section to share, but in the materialistic world we currently live in, I strongly believe that people need to talk more about faith and spirituality.

This is what this section is about.

In Islam, however, one of the most perilous spiritual diseases is called Riyāa, which roughly translates to showing off. In the context of Islam, Riyāa refers to the act of performing worship with any intention other than the pleasure of Allah Almighty. It is a grave sin and is considered a major form of hypocrisy in Islam.

If one isn't careful with what they share about their spiritual journey, they might easily slip into Riyāa territory, which no one wants.

So I am only sharing this section as a form of spreading good and nothing more. I intentionally will not cross any items off of that list since it's between me and Allah, With that said, I am hoping that this list will inspire you to embark on this spiritual journey with me insha'Allah.

I hope you'll keep me in your dua' if it does ♥️

Wake up for Fajr everyday

Read the Qurān everyday

Recite the morning and night dhikr everyday

Become a Hāfiz

Fast on Mondays and Thursdays

Rid my tongue of backbiting and gossiping

Forgive those who have wronged me

Pray for the wellbeing of those who have wronged me

Watch less mindless media and substitute that with meaningful learning

Make lasting sustainable spiritual improvements during Ramadan

Give charitably more often

Make studying Fiqh, Aqeedah, and Tasawwuf a habit

Become as honest as I can with my trivial daily interactions

Have an unshakable tawakkul, especially during hard times

Use less/no foul language to express myself

Spiritual

So this one is quite special.

As a practicing Muslim, it is essential for me to keep growing spiritually as much as I aspire to grow in other facets of life. It's literally my lifeline!

This is a deeply personal section to share, but in the materialistic world we currently live in, I strongly believe that people need to talk more about faith and spirituality.

This is what this section is about.

In Islam, however, one of the most perilous spiritual diseases is called Riyāa, which roughly translates to showing off. In the context of Islam, Riyāa refers to the act of performing worship with any intention other than the pleasure of Allah Almighty. It is a grave sin and is considered a major form of hypocrisy in Islam.

If one isn't careful with what they share about their spiritual journey, they might easily slip into Riyāa territory, which no one wants.

So I am only sharing this section as a form of spreading good and nothing more. I intentionally will not cross any items off of that list since it's between me and Allah, With that said, I am hoping that this list will inspire you to embark on this spiritual journey with me insha'Allah.

I hope you'll keep me in your dua' if it does ♥️

Wake up for Fajr everyday

Read the Qurān everyday

Recite the morning and night dhikr everyday

Become a Hāfiz

Fast on Mondays and Thursdays

Rid my tongue of backbiting and gossiping

Forgive those who have wronged me

Pray for the wellbeing of those who have wronged me

Watch less mindless media and substitute that with meaningful learning

Make lasting sustainable spiritual improvements during Ramadan

Give charitably more often

Make studying Fiqh, Aqeedah, and Tasawwuf a habit

Become as honest as I can with my trivial daily interactions

Have an unshakable tawakkul, especially during hard times

Use less/no foul language to express myself

Spiritual

So this one is quite special.

As a practicing Muslim, it is essential for me to keep growing spiritually as much as I aspire to grow in other facets of life. It's literally my lifeline!

This is a deeply personal section to share, but in the materialistic world we currently live in, I strongly believe that people need to talk more about faith and spirituality.

This is what this section is about.

In Islam, however, one of the most perilous spiritual diseases is called Riyāa, which roughly translates to showing off. In the context of Islam, Riyāa refers to the act of performing worship with any intention other than the pleasure of Allah Almighty. It is a grave sin and is considered a major form of hypocrisy in Islam.

If one isn't careful with what they share about their spiritual journey, they might easily slip into Riyāa territory, which no one wants.

So I am only sharing this section as a form of spreading good and nothing more. I intentionally will not cross any items off of that list since it's between me and Allah, With that said, I am hoping that this list will inspire you to embark on this spiritual journey with me insha'Allah.

I hope you'll keep me in your dua' if it does ♥️

Wake up for Fajr everyday

Read the Qurān everyday

Recite the morning and night dhikr everyday

Become a Hāfiz

Fast on Mondays and Thursdays

Rid my tongue of backbiting and gossiping

Forgive those who have wronged me

Pray for the wellbeing of those who have wronged me

Watch less mindless media and substitute that with meaningful learning

Make lasting sustainable spiritual improvements during Ramadan

Give charitably more often

Make studying Fiqh, Aqeedah, and Tasawwuf a habit

Become as honest as I can with my trivial daily interactions

Have an unshakable tawakkul, especially during hard times

Use less/no foul language to express myself

Content
Creation

Design a personal website from scratch

July 2020

Start a YouTube Channel

Jul 1, 2017

Gain 500 subs

Jan 11, 2020

Gain 1,000 subs

Jun 4, 2020

Gain 2,500 subs

Dec 15, 2020

Gain 5,000 subs

May 11, 2021

Gain 10,000 subs

Dec 21, 2021

Gain 25,000 subs

Gain 50,000 subs

Gain 100,000 subs

Start a personal blog

Publish 5 blog posts

Dec 2021

Publish 10 blog posts

Publish 25 blog posts

Publish 50 blog posts

Start a podcast

Feb 24, 2023

Reach 1,000 downloads

Mar 11, 2023

Reach 2,500 downloads

Mar 26, 2023

Reach 5,000 downloads

April 22, 2023

Reach 10,000 downloads

June 6, 2023

Reach 25,000 downloads

Reach 50,000 downloads

Reach 100,000 downloads

Join a major podcast network in the Middle East

Write and publish a book

Make full-time living online

Content Creation

Design a personal website from scratch

July 2020

Start a YouTube Channel

Jul 1, 2017

Gain 500 subs

Jan 11, 2020

Gain 1,000 subs

Jun 4, 2020

Gain 2,500 subs

Dec 15, 2020

Gain 5,000 subs

May 11, 2021

Gain 10,000 subs

Dec 21, 2021

Gain 25,000 subs

Gain 50,000 subs

Gain 100,000 subs

Start a personal blog

Publish 5 blog posts

Dec 2021

Publish 10 blog posts

Publish 25 blog posts

Publish 50 blog posts

Start a podcast

Feb 24, 2023

Reach 1,000 downloads

Mar 11, 2023

Reach 2,500 downloads

Mar 26, 2023

Reach 5,000 downloads

April 22, 2023

Reach 10,000 downloads

June 6, 2023

Reach 25,000 downloads

Reach 50,000 downloads

Reach 100,000 downloads

Join a major podcast network in the Middle East

Write and publish a book

Make full-time living online

Content Creation

Design a personal website from scratch

July 2020

Start a YouTube Channel

Jul 1, 2017

Gain 500 subs

Jan 11, 2020

Gain 1,000 subs

Jun 4, 2020

Gain 2,500 subs

Dec 15, 2020

Gain 5,000 subs

May 11, 2021

Gain 10,000 subs

Dec 21, 2021

Gain 25,000 subs

Gain 50,000 subs

Gain 100,000 subs

Start a personal blog

Publish 5 blog posts

Dec 2021

Publish 10 blog posts

Publish 25 blog posts

Publish 50 blog posts

Start a podcast

Feb 24, 2023

Reach 1,000 downloads

Mar 11, 2023

Reach 2,500 downloads

Mar 26, 2023

Reach 5,000 downloads

April 22, 2023

Reach 10,000 downloads

June 6, 2023

Reach 25,000 downloads

Reach 50,000 downloads

Reach 100,000 downloads

Join a major podcast network in the Middle East

Write and publish a book

Make full-time living online

Fitness

Learn Parkour

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Learn Rock-climbing

Learn to Ski

Feb 2019

Ski a black diamond

Mar 13, 2021

Ski a double black diamond

Run a 5K

Run a marathon

Fitness

Learn Parkour

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Learn Rock-climbing

Learn to Ski

Feb 2019

Ski a black diamond

Mar 13, 2021

Ski a double black diamond

Run a 5K

Run a marathon

Fitness

Learn Parkour

Learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Learn Rock-climbing

Learn to Ski

Feb 2019

Ski a black diamond

Mar 13, 2021

Ski a double black diamond

Run a 5K

Run a marathon

Adrenaline

Go Parasailing

2010

Go Paragliding

Go Bungee Jumping

Learn Mountain Biking

Jun 2023

Go Skydiving

Jul 2020

Get a Skydiving A-license

Hike (and survive) the most dangerous trail in the US

Nov 2020

Adrenaline

Go Parasailing

2010

Go Paragliding

Go Bungee Jumping

Learn Mountain Biking

Jun 2023

Go Skydiving

Jul 2020

Get a Skydiving A-license

Hike (and survive) the most dangerous trail in the US

Nov 2020

Adrenaline

Go Parasailing

2010

Go Paragliding

Go Bungee Jumping

Learn Mountain Biking

Jun 2023

Go Skydiving

Jul 2020

Get a Skydiving A-license

Hike (and survive) the most dangerous trail in the US

Nov 2020

Renaissance Man

Learn to cook

Jan 2017

Learn to sing

Learn to play the piano

Learn to play the guitar

Learn to play the saxophone

Learn bhangra dancing

Learn pottery

May 10, 2024

Become a licensed pilot

Get a motorcycle license

Renaissance Man

Learn to cook

Jan 2017

Learn to sing

Learn to play the piano

Learn to play the guitar

Learn to play the saxophone

Learn bhangra dancing

Learn pottery

May 10, 2024

Become a licensed pilot

Get a motorcycle license

Renaissance Man

Learn to cook

Jan 2017

Learn to sing

Learn to play the piano

2003

Learn to play the guitar

Learn to play the saxophone

Learn bhangra dancing

Learn pottery

May 10, 2024

Become a licensed pilot

Get a motorcycle license

Languages

Arabic

English

French

Urdu

Spanish

Mandarin

Languages

Arabic

English

French

Urdu

Spanish

Mandarin

Languages

Arabic

English

French

Urdu

Spanish

Mandarin

Reading

Read 12 books in a year

Sep 2019

Read 52 books in a year

Oct 2020

Read 104 books in a year

Read a total of 100 books

Nov 16, 2020

Read a total of 250 books

Read a total of 500 books

Read a total of 1000+ books

Reading

Read 12 books in a year

Sep 2019

Read 52 books in a year

Oct 2020

Read 104 books in a year

Read a total of 100 books

Nov 16, 2020

Read a total of 250 books

Read a total of 500 books

Read a total of 1000+ books

Reading

Read 12 books in a year

Sep 2019

Read 52 books in a year

Oct 2020

Read 104 books in a year

Read a total of 100 books

Nov 16, 2020

Read a total of 250 books

Read a total of 500 books

Read a total of 1000+ books

© 2024 — Omar El-Etr

© 2024 — Omar El-Etr

© 2024 — Omar El-Etr

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