Focus on what matters. No...I'm not talking about your job.
Applicable to all but posting in IB for visability as not enough people talk about this.
This past weekend I found out a family member has what is likely to be a scary terminal illness. They're currently in the hospital and it has been a tough few days to say the least. They mean the world to me, so this is a massive blow.
Since I found out I've had a few moments of tears in the office, have worked remotely for a bit, and have been a bit slower. But my team has been incredibly understanding and it has made all the difference in the world. They've been there when it was needed.
This reminded me how important it is for everyone to remember one simple thing:
If ANYONE tells you to come into the office instead of attending to a family emergency or significant life event you can, and should, tell them to fuck themselves (respectfully of course...or not). I say this because there are so many losers on this website that put their jobs over real life. Call me soft if you want. I don't care. Working with good people is worth more than the "prestige" of working for an asshole in a top group. You'll only learn this when it truly matters.
Go live life and cherish moments with those around you. Your money and boring-ass LinkedIn profile won't mean shit someday. Give your family a call today and tell them you love them. Buy coffee for the junior guy on your team that has been struggling with workload. Be a good person. This is what matters in life.