Having a strategy enables you to say “no” to pursing ideas that do not get you to the end goal that you want to achieve in the best possible manner. Being a servant and wanting to please others are not reasons for doing everything that anyone wants you to do.
I’ve observed that there is a correlation between having a strategy and saying “no” to pursuinging new ideas. More specifically, there seems to be a strong correlation between not having a strategy and not saying “no” to pursuing new ideas.
How often do you say “no” to ideas that are put before you because you know that they really are not the best thing for you to do?
To be the bset servant that you can, you need to know what the best contribution is that you can make towards the work of others, and pursue that with as few distractions as possible.