I am wondering if there are other users out there who are experiencing the same challenges that I am going through. I have been practicing GTD for over 2 years now with varing degrees of success. I use Outlook with the Netcentrics plug-in.
I find that I am good at collecting items and putting them on the list, but when it comes time to "work the list", I rarely refer to the lists to decide what is next. While my lists are not perfect, they are a pretty comprehensive view into my next actions.
For the most part I am still holding it all together, but it just does not feel right that I don't refer to my lists as often as I should. When I process my inbasket, I take the time to think about the next action carefully. However, when it is time to do work, I seem to pull the next action from memory - and not from the list. When I do my weekly review, I find that I am getting through my items for the most part - even though I barely refer to my lists.
I was wondering if there were individuals with the same challenge. I have tried a slightly different approachs. I have tried the print out all the lists daily, I have tried the always refer to Blackberry approach, etc. None of them have my hooked. I have tried assigning due dates for each item that I collect, and work from due dates, but that has not caught on. I am thinking that is the final solution, but need to figure out a better way to make my lists "attractive".
I am not very fond of how Outlook prints out tasks. Any suggestions on this topic would be most appreciated.