I can't read the damn book. There's just too much corporate speak for me to slog through. I find that as I'm reading, my mind wanders complete off-topic, and I have to go back and read a few paragraphs to a few pages at a time. This, in turn, frustrates me to no end, and then what I'm reading doesn't sink in.
Is there a quick-and-dirty guide to this system anywhere on the web? I just need to know the basic principles, how to capture, how to sort, how to define next actions, and how to review. I don't need to be served the Kool-Aid in a fine cut crystal goblet, a paper cup would work just fine, thank you.
This makes the second time in two years I've attempted to read this book. I can read through computer manuals and after-market books and user guides without hesitation or losing focus. But, though I've seen people benefit greatly from using GTD, I have no Earthly clue how any of you actually completed reading this thing.
I'm mostly interested in getting GTD going in an index card system as I've been toting around a few cards in my pocket for years. But, it was mostly a scratch pad and there was no organization to it at all. I'm very forgetful, and I really, desperately, need something like GTD in my life.
Thanks for your patience, and any help you may be able to provide.
I did find the following post: http://www.davidco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5446 and I think I'll be able to adopt/adapt this to meet my needs. But, I'm still finding some conceptual difficulty with assigning contexts and next actions. I don't normally have trouble understanding new concepts, so I really don't know if I can describe how truly frustrating this difficulty is for me.