I really admire people who make a list of goals to accomplish, or a list of dreams to fulfill in the course of a new year. I don't know if it's a lack of commitment on my part or a fear of failure, but I just don't like to tie myself down to completing a list (although, I admit, when I do make a list, it feels great when I mark things off it.)
If your word for the year is Action, you kinda do need a list. In my head, I have lots of lists. And I found a system that, so far this year, is working for me.
1. Do something on the list in your head.
2. When it is finished, write it on the list.
3. Check it off as completed.