I'm considering doing a "43 things" or a "101 in 1001" project and am looking at what I'd put in the list. I already have a list of 100 things that I want e.g. I can speak Spanish.
My entire list is written in present tense in the hope that it makes it more likely to happen in my mind. It's almost more than optimistic, it might have grandiose aspects to it.
The 101 in 1001 projects that I've seen have a nice balance between grand and practical. The best thing though, is that all are underpinned by a sense of optimism, a belief in one's ability to try to do this.
I follow The Guardian on Facebook and get interesting titbits in my wall. This one I particularly liked for the optimism of the idea. And no small part of - well, if he could do it, I could do something similar. When an amateur tickler of keys makes an effort to learn a very, very difficult piano piece.
My friend who came out with me and let me go on and on about getting into a project like this to live life.
My folks for teaching me to cook.
My mobile phone - smartyphone makes it easy to see important emails and read cool Guardian/Independent/Telegraph articles.