I seem to have a pattern with GTD. I keep everything in RTM and generally do a good job at entering tasks in that system as they come to my mind. If I do some reading on GTD, I feel motivated and am able to move through my next actions with minimal distress about whether the task is unpleasant or not. Over time, I start to want to avoid the reality of what is on my lists (i.e., avoiding things I don't "feel" like doing) and GTD starts to fall to the wayside. I'll then get burned by disorganization which will re-motivate me to get back to GTD, do some reading, and the cycle repeats.
I am amazed at how effective I can be if my mindset is in a "mechanical" mode of working through my next actions, but I just find it hard to maintain that coldly effective perspective. Wondering if others could share tips on how you stick with GTD, even when your motivation wanes and the NAs get to be too much to face. How do you minimize avoidance?