Yes, well said! This is the point I reached also. I got caught up for a while trying to find the perfect GTD software but it just does not exist. All I needed was a system that allowed me to record the basics so I don't forget commitments, and that was fun to use, i.e. a good UI and with as little input friction as possible. I then allow my brain to "connect the dots" as you say, which is what it's good at (and software generally isn't).
Originally Posted by bcmyers2112
I used to set up projects with long lists of tasks but now just put in the next action, and sometimes the one after that if it's obvious. That was liberating and it works because my brain can deduce what needs to happen after that when the time comes. It's so easy to over-complicate things, and sometimes the app you use encourages this with all the bells and whistles provided.