Self-admittedly "mid" analyst transitioning to MF PE
About to wrap up my second year at a highly-regarded M&A group and starting in MF PE in a few months. In terms of work performance, my two years were fine (at best) and I was mid-bucket through and through. I truly was not blowing anyone away with my thoughtfulness, skills or speed in, and overall just did what was required to leave a good impression and get the work done without causing a major issue.
I do want to excel at my next gig but was curious what advice this forum had before starting. Is it time to consider that maybe finance isn't for me? Are there intangible factors that are valued in PE that aren't seen in banking I should focus on to make a good impression? Any specific technical skills that are especially important as an investor vs. a process monkey on the?
Any and all advice would be appreciated as I am a little bit worried as to the level of my competence moving onto the new firm where everyone I'm compared against will be top of their class coming out of top groups and probably cares way more about work than I do...