(Please forgive typos and misspellings . . . trying to get this in at work)
This is something about GTD that gives me a problem. Perhaps its just my own neurosis, but, I am always trying to figure out if "that" is on my list.
I understand that the "zen" of it all is that you're able to be open to what's coming to you every day because your mind is clear since you got it all out in your ubiquitous capture. Ok. I like this in theory. Here is where this goes wrong (for me):
A million things go thru my mind every day and I'm very often wondering, "is that on my list already? did I put that on my someday list?" So, that particular "stuff" is on my mind and I can't get it off until I go review my lists again or until I put it back in my inbox thru ubiquitous capture. So, what happens as a result is that nothing ever really gets out of my head.
I know this may go back to the explanation that it's because my system isn't set up correctly, so I don't fully trust my system and therefore feel like I have to keep things in my head. Or perhaps if I were doing my weekly reviews correctly, then I would know what is and isn't on my list.
But this exact thing is sort of what has stymied my progress in setting up a complete system. I can't get past that very first collection phase.
Can anyone speak to this?