Originally Posted by SimplyGold
I just finished creating the list! It was an eye-opener in the sense that I was struggling to finish it by the time I got to 50. I honestly thought I had a lot more things I wanted to do in the next 2.5 years.
I know exactly
what you mean and I'm actually surprised to see how fast you were able to list 101 items! It usually takes people much longer than that. You're probably a lot more in tune with your own goals than I was when I made my list (to be honest, I wasn't able to finish it at first and then as time went by I decided to make many changes to the original list and I'm still tweaking it every now and then as I'm going through a big life shift). The process itself of creating the list can be a soul searching one, forces us to look deep inside ourselves to figure out what we really want (after all, if you really commit to accomplishing the items of your list, these things will affect your life in the following 2.5 years at least) and this can be easier or harder depending on your level of awareness and how much your life is already aligned with your purpose(s) and goals. And interestingly enough, many people start off just thinking that this a nice idea for keeping track of things, but then when they start thinking about what they really want or what they need to do, they realize the project can be a good tool for personal development and start questioning things on a deeper level. I would point out some posts people wrote on their blogs reporting this, but they are all in Portuguese.
Anyway, I realize this is getting off topic, as the original question was about methods for keeping ourselves focused on long term goals, so after this, maybe we should open a topic to discuss the project idea specifically, what do you think? If people feel this could be an interesting topic to discuss, I'll open a thread for it and then edit this post with the link to it. I would certainly love to do that, I'm really interested in getting more and more feedback and ideas, because apparently many people are getting very good results from participating in the project. So, please let me know.