I have been working to implement GTD in my life for about 6 to 8 months now). I find that I have a hard time with the review and making the decision if I should keep/drop projects. I think this maybe do to the fact that I have been mostly focusing on the runway and 10000 feet levels (projects and next actions). I have been focusing here because I figured once I got these areas in order I it would be easier to take a higher view. But, I am finding that it is hard to do the weekly review.
I think that it is hard to do the weekly review because I have no firm framework to accept/reject projects. This is, I believe, do to the fact that I have not set strong goals at higher levels. So when a project comes along I feel I have to do it because I feel that almost every possible project I encounter is something that one day will make my life better and lead me to my life "goals". The problem with that is I am getting overwhelmed by the number of projects that I am finding. I am spending all my time bouncing between projects and never getting anything done.
I think the best way for me to overcome this project is to set goals on the higher levels of work (1 to 2 years, 10 years, life) so that when I encounter a project I can quickly say yes it will or will not help me get my 1 to 2 year goals. I think that if I can look at my goals and say no, it will not help me get there that I will have more confidence to drop the project.
I am wondering has anybody else every experienced a problem like this? Is the path that I am planning to take help? If not I would appreciate if you could recommend alternative paths.