How do you stay motivated?
For context, I have a genuine interest in banking and most importantly, my current coverage. I joined my group as an intern and have always been considered a top performer. While I'm not experiencing a decay in the quality of my work product, I acknowledge that there's a lot more for me to learn. My goal has always been to perform at the next level - in my case, as an associate. From my experience, making your boss' life easier is always positively rewarded. However, recently I've found myself losing a bit of steam.
I'm currently staffed on three deals, two of them comprised of a jr AN, a VP and MD, which means that I've been doing a ton of the heavy lifting in terms of project management and running the processes. I'm not sure if this what burnout feels like, but I haven't been going out of my way to "do better" or deliver above and beyond what's asked of me.
For those of you that want to stay on as career bankers, how do you motivate yourself to do better? I'd welcome any advice on the little things you do on your day-to-day to foster continuous improvement.