Getting from 99% to 100%
I've finally now "know this like I know money" (to quote Merlin), that my system will never be perfect. I now believe this with more certainty and fervor than anything else in GTD. There is no free lunch, and there is no way my system can be what I want it to be at all times, but rather is a series of compromises that help me in most situations. In defense of this theory, I think we've all had times where we felt 100% clean with systems that in retrospect.... were terrible.
I, as many people in the forum, have agonized over every little last detail until it is far more of a net loss than to just live with the imperfect system. I've reached the point in that improvements in my system will be emergent, and can't be forced, and isn't worth spending time other than in the monthly review on trying to improve.
For me, achieving 100% clean has nothing to do with my system anymore, and everything to do with my newest realization about GTD, that the final 1% is just trusting yourself to use it... and to "just do it".
Sooooo, the whole point of this thread, besides sharing what was very enlightening for myself (and hoping it helps someone), was to test my theory through your eyes. Are there times where you reach that 100% by doing something *other* than just cranking a widget and acting?