A lot of times I have difficulty maintaining a positive attitude at work for a number of reasons. I know that as an analyst I'm not entitled to anything and I need to pay my dues and do the grunt work, but it's easier said than done. I often get frustrated by the mountain of dull and inane tasks that get dropped on my desk or by the endless rounds of making trivial and minute edits on a pitch deck that will never be read. I like the industry, and I'm interested in the work that we do, but it's really hard to see the bigger picture when your contributions are so menial in the grand scheme of things (maybe this is just a function of working at a big firm?).
Anyway, just looking for some perspective from anyone who's been through the gauntlet and learned to keep their poise despite getting shit hurled at them all day.