Long, incoherent flow of mind (sorry in advance)
I agree with you. But I look this from a bit different point of view. BTW, "simple in principle, but complex in practice" was one point which I tried to say in my previous post.
Originally Posted by Suelin23
IMO: basics of GTD are simple. Making it work in practise is the challenge. Just like in martial arts. It is fairly simple to learn basic attacks and defences sufficiently, but when you have use them in real situation it is totally different situation. (It takes 10000 repetitions to be able to use certain attack or defence as reaction to something that happens unexpectedly.) Just like martial art, GTD (in basic level) is set of fairly simple actions. Mastering the martial art or GTD does require very much more than just basics.
One reason I want to think GTD as simple (5 step process, and/or asking self 2 questions about every stuff and organizing the answers) is because I know that deep down, there are many levels of complexity in it. There is too much complexity for me to manage in one time. So I have made a decision to learn GTDs more complex aspects when I'm ready to receive them.
"Q: How do you eat an elephant? A: Piece by piece." Same applies to martial arts. No sane person tries to learn martial art in a week, or month. One should not try to consume any martial art as one piece. Beginners train different aspects of art than black belts train. There is different time to train meditation than there is to train basic kicks. No matter how good you are with meditation, you cannot be black belt if you don't know any basic movements of your art. I have to add a disclaimer here. I'm thinking martial arts from very mundane perspective (More as sport than art).
I have trained han moo do, taido, taiji and capoeira. I currently train capoeira. In han moo do I competed in national level.
It is said it takes 2 years to really get GTD. I have now trained capoeira 3 years and I'm finally starting to understand what it is really about. So, I'm telling myself that when I keep using it some day I will understand GTD.
Total GTD newbie, better with the GTD theory than implementation.