So I've been trying to do GTD in some form or another since maybe 2007 or 2008. I have always fallen off the wagon. I'm a recovering perfectionist and a software developer. I have often gotten myself stuck with overly rigid or complex implementations or shiny software syndrome. Each time I've fallen off and then eventually restarted my system fresh or I never really got going. But I always tried to learn something from it and my pitfalls. There have been many times where I've questioned whether GTD was a system I could work or if I needed to compromise and do something easier for me acknowledging that I just wouldn't have all my open loops captured. Over the last week, I've setup the main GTD lists in Notion, done some capturing and project planning at work and baby step started a fresh GTD system. I've even gotten rid of some physical items in my office and been able to fit my physical captures into my inbox again. My plan as I'm writing this is to do a full on capture this morning and hopefully be able to take my inbox to zero. Also of course i have emails and other key inboxes to process as well. Phone notifications have gotten out of control for sure. The reason I'm writing this is I'm looking for motivation because after trying and failing so many times, I don't have confidence in myself to stick with it and I really want to. As I learned more and more from each failed implementation, I've gotten better tastes (just tastes) of the benefits of GTD. Even when I've totally been off the wagon, I still kept things like getting ideas out of my head when I'm stuck. Also, I'd love to see perspectives on people that actually set aside 2 days to kick off the system vs doing it slowly. I've never been able to finish the kickoff all at once. It's always taken me awhile. Usually my brain can't handle the clarifying stage for hours and hours. I feel like I want to try and get pretty far into it but i want to be realistic and not get discouraged. It's great to have a forum to be able to talk about this because it's really hard for non-GTD'ers (everyone I know in person) to understand my thoughts from a GTD practitioner's perspective.