One of the most powerful forms of list making that I can think of is to write up about six tasks the night before the day you want to achieve those tasks. I actually started doing this several months ago and just read about it again in Music Success in Nine Weeks. If I wait and do it the morning of, then I ALWAYS forget things and get a late start on the day. Doing it the night before prepares my mind to be ready to act and allows me to sort it all out in the most efficient order. I also find that I have more energy to accomplish these things because I wake up with a purpose.
On my list for today was to put my goals up where I can see them and to display them in an artistic way that inspires me - a suggestion from Ariel Hyatt. I loved the prospect of this idea and I thought you might like to get some creative ideas of how you can do this in your own home.
Idea #1: The Dream Board (aka Vision Board)
Create a collage of images that represent your goals and dreams. This can be done on a bulletin board, magnet board, poster board or just right on the wall. I chose a magnet board. (Still a work in progress).
Idea #2: Framed Goals
I have found some great vintage frames at my local thrift store. Even if they're nothing to brag about, you can spray paint them and they look fantastic. I painted this wall with magnetic paint, then another coat of chalkboard paint so that I could write directly on it (but really, I write on all of my walls in chalk, no matter the paint - just a quirk of mine). Hang up your frames and write your goals or any kind of inspirational quote inside. It looks awesome and makes a great focal point.