Originally Posted by Folke
There is a book called "eat the frog" which says you should take your most repulsive thing to first thing you do. This is because after it everything else seems easy and nice. (please forgive me if I remember incorrectly)
I have to make a confession. I'm somewhat familiar with Forsters ideas, and I actually got familiar with autofocus before I started learning GTD. Confession part: I haven't found any Forsters idea to work for me and my life. This doesn't mean I think they are generally worthless ideas. Didn't work for me but might work for you.
GTD helps me to tackle big or repulsive projects because I stage my projects. Example:
main project: Software X is published and widely used
sub project: software is ready to launch
subsub project: prototype is ready to be presented for potential financiers
subsubsub project: I have a full feature list of software.
next action: brainstorm potential features.
One of the best things GTD has teached me is to name my projects to goals. Somehow that has made many projects less intimidating / repulsive because now I'm not reminded about project but desired outcome.
Total GTD newbie, better with the GTD theory than implementation.