Dave Lee’s post, where he argues GTD sucks for creative work, is making the rounds. I don’t get it. My life doesn’t easily break into creative work and other work. In fact, my life is a big smelly mess of commitments and responsibilities that, if not beat down with my GTD club frequently and with great malice, would rise up and smother any remotely creative project out of my life.
It sounds to me like Dave’s GTD system got overloaded. Accumulating too many projects and tasks feels like quicksand. The answer to this problem, however, is a scalpel, not a sledgehammer. If you are overwhelmed, do a review and kill some projects, not your entire task list.