Read until the end to read about how you can win $100 to do something on your impossible list.
I’ve been talking about kite surfing for a long time. I think the first time I went was like 10 years ago in Aruba. I was terrible, but I loved it.
I started saying “this is my next favorite sport”
But, you know the drill.
I got busy.
I had other things to do, races and businesses to run. It became a story I told myself I wanted to do someday, but never put action behind.
Then I looked up and it’s…been way too long that I was talking about it.
Earlier this year, I caught myself telling one of my friends – one too many times – “yeah, I really want to go kite boarding” and I realized I had heard myself say it multiple years in a row – and I thought to myself – well why not just go do it?
It turns out – that South Padre, TX is one of the best places in the US to learn kiting. And, it’s less than 6 hours away from me.
So I put away the excuses and put it on the calendar.
I booked a hotel for the week to give myself time (as it turns out weekdays are cheap), paid for a lot of lessons up front to commit myself, and basically decided that I’m going to spend the week crashing and burning and drinking salt water, until I learn to kitesurf.
Yes – I can work in between and get what I need to get done – but the focus is going to be kiting.
As it turns out – that’s a great idea.
Every other time I’ve tried to go kiting – I gave myself 1 or 2 days – enough time to poke around and maybe get good if everything went perfect but never enough time to actually get familiar with it.
This time though – things were different.
Day 1 – I fell down a bunch and remembered what it’s like to just drink a bunch of salt water.
Day 2 – I fell a bunch and started flipping out over my board.
Day 3 – I got up almost immediately and started to spend time figuring out how to turn around.
Day 4 – There was a lull in the wind so I took the day off and knocked out a bunch of work, checked out the SpaceX launch pad sending things to outer-space and thought about how much I could be under-indexing everything.
Day 5 – I got up a bunch, started riding some waves and felt like I was a legit kitesurfer.
Towards the end of Day 2 – I texted my friend again:
Why have we been not kitesurfing all this time when we could have been…kitesurfing.
Turns out – the things you keep telling yourself you want to do – you should go do those things. Groundbreaking, I know.
If you want to do something on your impossible list – put it on the calendar. Carve out the time (an hour, a day, a week), and schedule it.
As it turns out – Kitesurfing –
Book the ticket. Sign up for the race. Put it on the calendar. Make it real. Then go do it.
So Here’s The Challenge
As my friend Chris likes to say – inspiration is good, but inspiration plus action is much better.
Do something impossible in the next month. I’ll help by giving away hundreds of dollars to help you put it into action and do it.
Here’s how to enter:
- Make Your Impossible List (it’s free)
- Schedule something on it for the next quarter.
- Comment below and link to your list.
Here’s what will happen next
- We’ll give out 3, $100 grants to do something impossible
- 5 runner ups will get a free #impossible shirt so they can represent while doing their next impossible thing.
- Only requirement here is that you have to have an impossible list and document (photo or video works) when you do it.
Worst case scenario: even if you don’t “win” the money, you’ll have something scheduled on your calendar so you have at least one impossible thing happening this quarter and start pushing your limits in a small way.
What’s on your impossible list? Let me know here. 👇🏼