I'm a list person. Every week I make a To Do list. I'll be totally honest and admit that sucker has certain things that don't NEED to be on a list, stuff that will get done regardless (like changing the sheets on the bed). However having stuff crossed off is a motivator to keep going so that's my little cheat/trick to staying on track ;)
I've also got a project list called The Big List which has stuff that either will take a bit more time/money/effort to put it on a list with a deadline. Things like painting the trim on the garage (hmm, that depends on when I have the time and what the weather is like), adding boards to the top of the arena fence to make it more visible (time to do it & money for boards are the factors at play), and well you get the idea.
Something I haven't done before is make an official bucket list. Now I'm not sure if it's because I'm approaching a "milestone birthday" or what but I've been playing with putting one together... stay tuned!