In response to our recent Productive Living newsletter, a GTD implementer wrote to David Allen and said:
Please provide a less complex version of the basic GTD chart/system for me and the hundreds of thousands of organizationally challenged managers just like me who have tried and failed to maintain the GTD system. Simpler is better.
I empathize with desire for the “GTD for Dummies” approach. I suggest just not letting the visual chart get in your way… it’s as simple as:
Write it down
Decide what’s next about it
Park that somewhere you’ll trust you’ll look at as a reminder
Keep your head empty and your list(s) current
Hope that helps.