Within the GTD system would it be acceptable for me to put a calendar entry to say to kick start a project or a reminder that there is something coming up?
I used to do that and I look at my calendar every day so wouldn't miss it. If I had a bill that i knew should come in October I would have a entry in my diary to say "has that bill come by now" that way i wouldn't miss paying it.
Or if I had to arrange to meet someone by a certain time i would put 2 weeks before into my calendar "I need to think about calling James for a meet up"
A great real situation is October 1st 2012 - a house i have is going to be rented on that day...I need to contact the utility companies to change over names...I can't do this until the monday as I need to take final meter readings so I have a calendar entry to take readings and call the utilities.
Rather than having an action in omnifocus with a start date I have calendar entry...
Are these acceptable tactics?
It worked for me but I want to implement the GTD philosophy as truely as possible so can change what I used to do.
Thank you all very much for you time in replying. I am trying to mould my system so that it is one that I can trust and rely on..no nagging doubts etc and that also follows gtd so far as is possible. I guess some of it is personal preference?