Part of the “fun” of GTD is finding a setup that works for you…I quickly found out that some of the stuff in the book didn’t work for me because I work in a paperless environment, so I had to adapt the GTD methodology to the way I live and work.
The book emphasized how when you start this system, you should allot two full days to pile up all your To-Do things and to incorporate it into this system. I definitely see the merit of this since it’s the most efficient way to sort through all your Post-Its and other reminders you have and to consolidate in one fell swoop. My trouble was that due to client and family commitments, I didn’t have two days coming for a long time. Instead, I went the route of what I call iterative initialization.