The first steps are always the most difficult. GTD is about the habits, not the tools. Many people stumble by putting too much focus on the system instead of the habits. For example, instead of getting into the habit of always having a collection tool nearby and never filing things in psychic RAM some people focus on what software they need to be using or what smartphone app is best for GTD. That's a surefire way to set yourself up for failure right from the start. You can't master the "organizing" part of your workflow until you've mastered the "collect" and "process" parts of it because without those two you won't know what to organize.
However, you do need some place to organize reminders that come from collecting and processing. Start by doing the simplest thing that could possibly work. Not sure what to use as a list manager from the beginning? Start with paper. Already comfortable with your current calendar app on your phone? Go ahead and use it.
Above all, don't try to master everything all at once. Start with getting the runway under control. Then move to projects (10,000 ft). Once you're comfortable with these things the horizons of focus will become more clear.
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