Impossible List

Current Focus

Publish 5 papers in one year.

Go to school at 7.30 3 days in a row.

Give 5 oral presentations in internationals scientific conferences. 2 down, 3 to go.

Source of Pride

Get award a TUBITAK project.

Build an Android app.

Last 3 Achievements

Give a talk on Youtube.

Learn quantum computing and quantum programming.

Visit Italy.

The Concept

We all have goals we set to achieve, and dreams we dream to be happy. However, in the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often cannot find the time or energy that needs to be spent to achieve these goals or reach these dreams. The Impossible List comes into play at this point. Thanks to this list, you write your goals down. And so you have the opportunity to take them apart and focus.


What is this “Impossible List”, exactly?

This is a list of challenges. It forces you to make a plan to achieve your goals. The main principle which distinguishes the Impossible List from other lists is that this list is a dynamic one. It changes as you evolve to a more achieved version of yourself.


Acknowledgement

I got the idea of the Impossible List from Bahadır Dönmez who got the idea from Thomas Frank.


My Impossible List

Below is my impossible list. It took a great deal of courage for me to make this list online. And now, I have the right to challenge you. Go on, and create one for yourself! It doesn't have to be online. Just use a notebook or something if you don't wanna share it with others or if your goals are too personel.

Are you ready to accept this challenge?

My Impossible List

Academia

Get award a TUBITAK project. [15.03.2020]

Get PhD degree in Physics. [11.11.2020]

Publish 5 papers in one year.

Get award a TUBITAK 1001 project.

Get award a ECR project.

Go to school at 7.30 3 days in a row.

Publish in a journal with IF > 3.

Publish in 3 different academic topics. (1 down, 2 to go!)

Give 5 oral presentations in internationals scientific conferences. (2 down, 3 to go!)

Master in Women's Studies.

Coding

Build a personal website. [01.10.2020]

Build an Android app. [27.12.2019]

Build an IOS app.

Learn Adruino programming. [17.03.2019]

Build an Android app for academic incentive.

Build an Android app for associate professorship requirements.

Learn quantum computing and quantum programming.

Learn JavaScript [18.08.2018]

Learn AWS or GCP.

Master Git&Github. [2017]

Learn Java programming. [27.12.2019]

Learn Fortran 2018 programming.

Contribute to an open Github project.

Build your own digital coin. (doesn't necessarily be any better, do it just for fun and educational purposses!)

Events

Attend an Imagine Dragon concert.

Go to a interactive talk show. [27.03.2021]

Go again, and speak up this time.

Travel

Visit 15 cities in Turkey.

Ankara İstanbul Sivas Tokat

İzmir İzmir İzmit Yalova

Antalya Muğla Mersin Hatay

Çanakkale Tekirdağ Edirne

Visit 5 countries other than Turkey.

Italy Azerbaijan Germany

Spain Canada

Take a Brown-Sign-Vacation with an Enduro.

Take a tour of the Black Sea Region.

Take a tour of the East Anatolian Region.

Visit Pamukkale. [01.07.2017]

Visit Peri Bacaları.

See the Northern Lights

Visit Harry Potter World.

Advanture

Go on a bike tour. [2010]

Paraglide.

Bungee Jump.

Go to rafting.

Sky-dive.

Go scuba diving

Participate in Istanbul Marathone.

Ride in a hot air baloon.

Ride in a helicopter

Visit an active volcano

Skills

Learn how to drive a motorcycle.

Become fluent in Spanish.

Build a breadboard "computer" following Ben Eater's lectures.

Physical Health & Self Improvement

Swim twice a week for 3 months.

Swim twice a week for 6 months.

Swim twice a week for 1 year.

Live on home-made (self-cooked) for a full week.

Go without caffein for 1 week.

Go without caffein for 1 month.

Go without caffein for 1 year.

Drink only water for 1 week.

Drink only water for 1 month.

Drink only water for 1 year.

Meditate 3 days in a row.

Meditate 10 days in a row.

Meditate 30 days in a row.

Meditate everyday for 3 months in a row.

Meditate everyday for 6 months in a row.

Meditate everyday for 12 months in a row.

Personal

Adopt a dog.

Adopt a parrot.

Give a talk on Youtube. [06.04.2021]

Be on TV

Give a TEDx talk.

Activate a Youtube channel using simulations.

Make a pencil collection.

Obtain dual citizenship.

Watch IMDB Top-100.

Collect Harry Potter movies in bluray.

Collect Harry Potter books in English.

Easy-Peasies

Go to GoKart. [2011]

Go to a paint ball game.

Go to a detective-themed game.

Fly first class.

The Real Impossibles (fingers crossed)

Set foot on the Mars.