From the annals of #GTD

David Allen replies to a new GTDer who is worried about spending too much time on the lists that are essential to successful GTD:

 If by “maintaining” the lists you mean, “write action reminders down in a retrievable place that you’ll look at when you need to,” then it’s not going to take you nearly as much time, effort, and stress as filing it in your head, constantly feeling pressured about what’s in there, and having the thought occur again (and again, and again) in your mind because it doesn’t trust your system