Here is a simple yet important list of questions from Seth Godin that are useful to ask on a regular basis.
Big Idea: What would have the biggest impact on your work? Is that where you are spending the bulk of your time? Frameworks like this can be a very powerful way to maximize your effectiveness.
What’s the hard part?
Which part of your work, if it suddenly got much better, would have the biggest impact on the outcome you seek?
How are you spending your time?
How much is focused on the hard part?
What do you need to know?
What are the skills that you don’t have that would make your work more effective?
What is the scary part?
Which outcomes or interactions are you trying to avoid thinking about or interacting with? Why?
Is it worth it?
Does the outcome of the project–for those you serve and for you–justify what it will take to get it there?