Going Beyond GTD
You are all excellent encouragement for me in applying GTD, Thanks for that. I had a bit of insight today, while listening to an audio by a man named John Piper. It all of a sudden seemed completely obvious that GTD does not really "come into its own," that is, it does not realize its full value or its fully mature development, until you personally have something bigger going on in your life, than GTD, something ELSE that is driving you (or calling you, as the case may be.)
David has said this himself in a number of subtle ways, but not overtly that I have read: GTD exists to make it possible for other, more important things to happen in your life. Unless you have a grander vision, certainly larger than "getting organized," GTD is handicapped; it is not built to operate in a vacuum. It is not an end in itself.
So use it. If you don't know what your life is about, use GTD to make time for you to explore that question. If you know why you are on the planet, then use GTD to free you from distractions so you can get your REAL work done in the best way possible.
But whatever you do, don't limit your existence or fail to fulfill your purpose by reducing yourself to the job of "getting organized." It is all much bigger than that....