The Impossible List is over 7 years old. Woah. That sort of makes me feel old.
For the uninitiated, the impossible list is NOT a bucket list. A bucket list is done one time, an impossible list is constantly updated.
And, for the longest time, the Impossible List has been just a list on a site – a simple bulleted list – that I crossed out whenever I finished a project.
When I started, it was no big deal – just a few items on the list and only a few items crossed out. The list worked just fine.
But over the years, as I’ve crossed off more & more stuff, it’s become more and more complicated and difficult to read. Things ran together and drawing the line through each completed item actually made it tougher to read.
That is…until now.
I’ve used Airtable for a few years now (early adopters for the win), but in the past few months, they’ve really expanded what they’re capable of. Airtable is essentially a smart version of google sheets or excel.
I’ve been playing around with it for some internal project management tools and a few months ago – I wondered – “what would the impossible list look like in Airtable?”
The answer: pretty freaking awesome.
With Airtable, you can list out that status of the table, break down the entire list into the category it belongs to and ti’s still easy to read both completed & upcoming impossible list items.
We’ve also built out a way to link to the individual adventures, blogs and photos that each adventure has initiated. You can see the difference with your own eyes here.
Old Impossible List
New Impossible List
The new impossible list is live as of today (and you can see it right here). #boom
Get Your Own Impossible List Template
But there’s more good news. If you’ve built your own impossible list (or want to), you can use a new Impossible List Airtable base to build and track your own going forward.
You can grab it here in the Airtable Universe. Just join Airtable, click here and you can copy it & update it as you go. Feel free to link to the original impossible list here, make your own list and then embed it on your site.
Then – as always – start pushing your limits and do something impossible.
Here’s to the impossible things on the list!
Start making your impossible list today.