I use flags as well, but in a different way. In my weekly review, I flag every action I want to keep on my radar (meaning either tasks or "waiting" items to closely track). Then I set a perspective I call Contexts-Flagged.
In my daily review, I give today's due date to items I feel I must attend to today. They show up in red.
So when I look at my Contexts-Flagged list, I see everything I need to see this week, with today's "musts" in red ... and all other items are sitting patiently out of sight until I look at the "master" (meaning flagged and unfledged) Project or Context perspective.
If I change my mind about an item, I just unflag it. And if I complete the item "call Fred to arrange meeting", but was able only to leave a message, I keep the flag and change the context to "waiting-work" or "waiting-personal". (If I want to make a note of when I called him, I have a QuicKeys macro that adds today's date to the item .... If I know that he won't get back to me until next week, I put a due date on it.)
As others have stated, this might not work for some, but it seems to work pretty well for me. As long as I do my daily reviews on the flagged items and a weekly review on the flagged AND unfledged items, it's a trusted system for me. YMMV.
Last edited by rogbar; 2010-05-23 at 09:24 AM..