I would love to hear the thoughts of other GTD'ers that converted from another system -
What do you like about GTD?
What did you like about your old system that GTD doesn't address?
I am a FC convert who has been following GTD for a little over a year. There are many things that I like better about GTD, however, after a year or so there are still some issues that I cannot reslove in order to make GTD work for me.
The main thing about GTD that I can't seem to make work (by this I mean make it "trick" my brain the right way) is having my system remind me of what I need to be reminded of at the right time.
Fore example, on my @Next Actioins list I have "change the batteries in my MP3 player". I use my player in the car to listen to audio books during my commute to work. I have the next actioin assigned to the @anywhere category in my Palm's ToDo list. Ok, great... the reminder's in place, I'm all set...
My problem now is I'm in my car dirving home and I want to listen to my audio book; but I never actualy changed the batteries!! I can't figure out why not - the reminder's in place...
The only thing that I can think of is that there is no urgency attached to it...
I know that one of the nice things about GTD is that you are free to prioritize on the spot. For me, this is a problem because when I'm in the heat of battle and going thru my lists, I read the reminder, however, there is always something either more urgent or important than "change the batteries".
My problem is that in order to act on something, I need to have the motivator in my face. I'm not disciplined enough to always check all of my lists at the appropriate time (i.e. when I get home from work all I try to decompress - I don't even bother to check my @home list)...
I'm trying to come up with some sort of combination/happy medium to make the system work the way that my brain works.
Sorry for the ramble; you're thoughts are greatly appreciated!!
Thanks in advance!