We all progress differently in implementing GTD, but I wonder if anyone else out there has noticed some of the subtleties of the 5 stages of workflow, i.e., collect, process, organize, review, do.
My initial intrigue with the system was with the collection phase. It was something of a revelation to think that I could collect everything that was tugging at me. I became a great collector and loved putting things in the right bucket. I see now that I actually skipped processing and went straight to organize. I then compounded the error by going straight from organize to do! This seems to relieve stress and get things off my back but they resurface in ugly ways!
Having never fully implemented the process and review phases I find that the doing always feels a little fuzzy and uncertain. "What should I be doing?" is always in the back of my mind. Collect, organize, and do seems to be my main mode. They are the quickest and easiest of the phases. Process and review require me to stop and look at stuff and ask myself the serious questions like: What is it? Whats the outcome? Whats the next action?
There is a subtle interrelationship between and amongst the 5 phases. They definitely work together.
Anybody else out there pushed past or experienced this barrier?