As I have mentioned before I regularly get revelations in the form of a blinding flash of the extremely bloody obvious. I just realized yesterday something that I really, truly get out of GTD and having a grip in all my stuff but never mentioned here. I have...
I have a blast. Everyone has high and low energy days, but I have found that since I have the feeling of relaxed control my normal days are cheerful and inspired and on my high-energy days I have to be careful not to bubble over too much. I actually hop, skip and sprint to meetings, and it is not because I am runnng late. I actually have to temper my enthusiasm or I will irritate people and create resistance. Being so energized comes down to the cool feeling of knowing everything that has a hold on you AND having learnt to work within my own style, from my strengths.
What GTD does for me is take away the fear, the very basic fear, of missing something, being out of control, screwing up. It clears the decks for me to make more use of my talents, skip the worrying and do the contemplation, cogitation and wild, blue-sky, speculation that add value, and spice to life. That is where the strengths come in: they flower in that space you create. There is nothing quite so powerful or enjoyable as working within your strengths, doing things in your own unique style. They are just much more available to you when you have a clear picture of what you are (and are not) doing and are comfortable with that. When you clear your head, inspiration will certainly come, but I also got a lot of help from making a journal of accomplishments.