I realized this morning, with all this GTD stuff, I've been expecting myself to change very quickly, and for the world to suddenly become a happy shiny place, all because I'm not just letting papers (and emails) pile up all over the place, willy-nilly. I don't really need to turn my life around on a dime to be happy with my own progress. A little change for the better every day is just as admirable, and probably much more sustainable. And as Luis points out:
you improve a little bit each day and over the long run you’ve outrun the pack.
Wise words, indeed.