Accd to the log I haven't been here in 5 MONTHS!! 5 months ago I learned about GTD and really thought I was going to do it. I've played with it off and on, but I never committed to capturing everything through it, so it never became my go-to system.
I believe the principles will work, and I can only imagine I am holding back based on committing to the startup time and settling on tools for implementation. I am quite in love with my Design Your Own FC planner....my "events" are stored year to year and are automatically printed onto the correct dates. I have never been a person who is entirely digital since I really love the feel of writing things down and the concreteness of paper, however I like the convenience of digital esp in recording repetitive tasks.
I am getting by with my "system" since I have a good memory and I write down the really important things. Not a lot falls through the cracks, but I am not as efficient as I'd like and I end up getting things done because I am fire-fighting more than doing advanced planning. This week has been a nightmare and I am going to start GTD asap!! I am determined!! I have the tickler file set up (set it up 5 months ago for all the good it did me hahahha), I have a hard calendar that I love, but using a sheet of paper each for projects doesn't seem to be working for me. I like everything planned out on paper, but it doesnt seem to be a good place to list "next actions" for me.
I have considered a hipster PDA or some type of recording device as a take along device for capturing on the run (I usually use FC organizer at home--I also run a business out of my house). I have considered firing up my pocketPC again and downloading software--considering "my life organized" since it appears we could use it both with my pocket pc and hubby's palm.
What I don't want to do is get bogged down in learning a system as well as breaking bad habits and implementing GTD, however I think never choosing a system is why I've never really committed to GTD. I unfortunately am one of those ppl who LOVES trying out "new systems", buying office supplies, making the hipster PDA (though I would make the circa one that I read about), but I never even learn to fully implement that one before I am off to a different idea. Other than just biting the bullet and DOING it, is there anything that you'd suggest to get a newbie over the initial hump?
Thanks so much!