While it has been a battle tested companion for many years, I feel like I constantly have to fight the system, trying to mend it into doing what I want it to do. That coupled with the endless tweaking of perspectives made it hard to consider when asked to recommend a GTD tool to a colleague. 1
This is exactly how I felt. I felt like my system was stagnant, and I felt like the whole thing was too heavy, too cumbersome to use effectively. I realized that I was getting the same bare minimum tasks done, but I had managed to build a system where a whole swath of tasks had been shunted into a limbo. Once a week, I “reviewed” them, which meant I glanced over the list, shrugged and moved on.