Originally Posted by wilsonng
The only projects that should have an "active" status should be the ones you are willing to work on this week.
While that is probably canonical GTD for some of us that doesn't work very well. I keep active all projects I can do during the season I am in. So many of mine are weather dependent that I need the options to work on them when the weather cooperates within the season I am in. I do major on-hold of no longer relevant projects quarterly. Also for me, projects can span years or even decades. Not typical GTD but then I'm not in a typical business.