Introducing Impossible: The Manifesto


The wait is finally over and it’s here. I’ve talked about this enough so you can read about it more over at Impossible HQ. I know, I know, you all thought it was impossible for me to actually finish this, but it’s finally here :)

What is the Impossible Manifesto?

It’s a challenge to push your limits, and live a life worth writing about by doing the impossible.

What’s In It?

I’m not big into promoting word counts or page numbers (they really don’t mean anything anyways) and I have better things to do than try and convince you that the number of characters on a page mean more than the quality of them. The bottom line is that this will take you less than 20 minutes to read. In it you’ll find the following things:

  • A Closer Look Into My Story
  • The Question That Changed Everything For Me
  • What Limits Really Are
  • Three Stories From People who Literally Did the Impossible.
  • The Fear Barometer (and how to make scary decisions)

Along with a few other really important concepts I wanted to include.

Where Can I Get It?

Check it out over on the HQ. You can download it for absolutely free, cause I love you guys like that.

Tell Someone

I usually refrain from asking people for favors, but I would love to hear what you think about the manifesto. Leave a comment below with your thoughts and pass the link along to a friend or two if you think it’s worth their time. Also, you can tweet or stumble this using the buttons below, by doing so you can help this reach more people. Thanks.

Enjoy the manifesto. Keep doing something impossible.


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  1. says

    Now I must add to my holiday to-do list: Reading the Impossible Manifesto. At 47 pages, it’s more of a commitment than your average blog post! That said, it’s 47 pages I’ll devour as soon as I can! In the meantime, just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS on setting it loose in the world!

  2. says


    Spectacular job with the manifesto. I have already breezed through it and will give it a more thorough read soon.

    I’m constantly impressed with how well your “impossible” life and work is going.

    Look forward to seeing you again soon.


  3. says

    I love this manifesto, it got me moving right away. Thank you for the inspiration Joel.

    And I loved how you used one of my favorite quotes:

    “It’s always Impossible
    until it is done.”
    – Nelson Mandela

    Thank you man!

  4. Kurt Swann says


    Just read the Manifesto . . .well done! Especially liked all the details about your job search and working at UPS. I think that background info is really helpful when telling your own story. Hope you have good holidays and that your story gets even better in 2012!


  5. says

    Joel—nicely done! I love the Manifesto! A succinctly written, fun, and challenging reminder to live life fully. Lots of amazing, inspiring and practical content in that little book. I can feel the authenticity and integrity, too. You’re the real deal, brother.

    I love how you say the impossible, well, isn’t. And how perspective changes everything (what seemed impossible yesterday, is easy today).

    I also love how you point out that “it’s not all about me”. How life becomes so much more satisfying and fulfilling and fun when we expand our view and start including others in our “impossibilities”. In my experience, there’s no “charge” quite like the one you get when supporting someone else to have a breakthrough.

    Keep up the great work, my friend!


  1. […] Joel Runyon made the need to “Stretch and a live a life worth living” a brand complete with manifestos, a community, T-Shirts, and the like. You can read the blog, download and read his manifesto for free, and of course, get the “impossible into your inbox”. An interesting guy with a tendency to push himself physically and mentally with his triathlons, marathons, bungee jumping, and skydiving to speak of a few crazy things he does. Read it and your life will never be the same again. […]

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