Another problem I have with GTD is how I should be able to do a self-study course (e.g. Barnes&Noble GTD or a programming course).
They are alway too long to do in one sequence, so I have to split it up in steps. I guess the next action is to read chapter 1. When that is done, change NA to chapter 2 and so on?
I also use my Palm to sort out my NAs, but the 'doing phase' gives me too many choices, and this kind of activity never seems to get to the top.
I think it is a general problem with GTD: long projects, with relatively low priority, never reaches to the top of the pile. There are always other more short-term things that feels more important to do.
I think this is a 'life balance' issue, low priority projects should eventually emerge to the surface, and you are forced, sooner or later, to deal also with those.
But this feels as a contradiction to GTD, where it is more up to your feelings and daily situation, to select what you want to do. And then my experience is that 'low prio' will always be deselected.
Is there anyone around who have succeeded in doing self-study courses in GTD perspective? Please tell me how!