Me: That's exactly what I hate about GTD.
Me: 10,000,000 TextExpander shortcuts and AppleScripts and rules.
Me: So GTD means managing all that shit.
Me: Wow, way to get nothing done.
Bill Griesau: It's too much. Way too much.
Me: For me, I've found the best system is:
Me: 1. Add item to list.
Me: 2. Do the thing or delete it.
Me: And that's it. No really-long-term planning, no complex organizing or categorizing or automating.
Me: Just HERE ARE THINGS.
Me: And DO or DELETE.
Bill Griesau: Let your mind naturally decide what to do and write it down now so you don't forget it then.
Bill Griesau: DO or DELETE, and if DELETE and you think it's important, oh well—it will come back up if it really is important.
Bill Griesau: Unless it is "pay Bill Griesau for working". Then, don't delete that.
Me: And I do have one more stage, which is DO LATER, which happens naturally in that sometimes I look at my list and think, nah, not now.
Me: So I just drag something else higher on the list.
Me: And when I need something to do, i just look at the list, and do the first thing if I can. If not, the second, etc.
Me: I'm certain GTD works for thousands of people.
Me: But for me, it's just masturbation.
Me: And frankly, I'd rather spend that time actually masturbating if I have to choose between it and GTD masturbation.
Me: At least one feels good.
Bill Griesau: We already have masturbation, it's called *masturbation*.
Me: Man, that quote's got LEGS.