I'm new to the GTD idea and have read GTD the are of stress free productivity. I have no problem with understanding the Inbox part of the work flow diagram, but I run into problems with the project planning stuff.
So here is a real world example. I want to go back to school and get a PhD. So in my little inbox I have a piece of paper that says get a PhD. This is actionable and obiously is a multistep project.
What then after I have identified that it is a multistep project? Make a folder that says get PHD then what? From here it seems like there are a lot of things that I need to do such as find a university, talk to a professor, call federal student aid between the hours of 8-5 EST and ask what my student loan balance is, will they defer while I'm in training, etc.