What's the most important thing for you to do this week?
This is a more complicated question than it seems.
This week, I worked on a post on the Time Management Matrix for Staffhacker. I also took some time to work on the book I'm writing with my Dad. And I wrote on YoSteve.
In my small role as a writer, small activities matter.
Writer. Father. Husband. Friend. Christian. Area Director.
If I'm not careful, I'll focus solely on my role as Area Director and take the rest on the fly. But if I need strategic planning to do the most important things in my job, planning might help me do the Important (and not just the Urgent) things in my other roles.
What would change if you applied this question to all of your roles?