Lists can be auto-generated by the computer, or you can really do things right by creating a customized list. Making a customized list will show you how to control tabs and alignment in a very sophisticated way that makes the document easier to edit and control.
Follow the directions here to create a customized version of any list.
And below is a rough, uninteresting version of the list that you can work from.
Robert Sternberg’s 10 Tips on Creativity
And here is one solution from last year’s class. Simple, but pretty effective. Notice 2 things: 1) The opacity is lowered for the image so it is “ghosted” into the background and 2) the number “10″ kicks out to the left, which makes all the numbers line up in a more elegant, customized way.