43 Folders talks about why things like Getting Things Done work in Systems, ciphers, and the dirty little secret of self-improvement
My theory is that the secret code for most self-improvement systems—from Getting Things Done through Biofeedback and the Atkins diet—is not hard to break; any idea that helps you to become more self-aware can usually help you to reach a goal or affect a favorable solution. That’s pretty much the entire bag of doughnuts right there.
So, it isn't just a matter of reading the book, huh? Someone showed up at KM Chicago last night with a copy of GTD in his hands, and we had a funny little conversation about the need to keep Getting Things Done. I need to apply these ideas. Evaluate how I am doing. And repeat. I am allowed to "fall off the wagon," but I have to also give myself permission to jump back on without feeling terribly guilty about it. It's all part of the learning and growing process.