I successfully managed a career after college. For a variety of reasons, I'm now starting over. From scratch. In many respects, and certainly financially. As a writer and journalist, my mind is inherently built to "spin," generating countless loops -- unfortunately, the majorty of these loops have increasingly remained open, and very, very few of them have come to fruition. I spent an entire year renting "creative" office space where I developed and charted and graphed entrepreneurial notions at a dizzying pace never once identifying for any of them a reasonable "next action." It was a form of madness not because the ideas were inherently bad at all, but because I never followed through on any one of them. I didn't earn one cent of income that entire year. So, I'm trying to make it through David's book which I actually bought a year ago but never read through. I have this internal resistance to reading it! I'm afraid to see how wrong I've been in how I've approached life and work. It is painful to see how far afield one has been, kind of like dieing of thirst in the desert while an oasis flows just a few feet out of view. (I don't mean to be hyperbolically effusive about GTD in particular but rather am referring to any insights one gleans from any source which can potentially enhance one's life.) How does one stay motivated to change when the ego so steadfastly wants to avoid change, avoid admitting its errors in habit and behavior? What does one say in the moment when that inner critic is saying, "Don't! It's too late! Keep as you were!"
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