“Faith, Family, Friends”
Always remember that the most important things in life are your faith, your family, and your friends. Now when I say faith, I don’t necessarily mean religious faith – just whatever belief system you subscribe to. But faith, family, and friends – these are the values that make up who you are.
You’ll notice that I didn’t mention anything about your job and there’s a reason for that. I used to always say to my brand new consulting analysts that their consulting job was going to be very demanding. It will demand a lot of their time, it will demand a lot of their energy, and it will demand a lot of their effort. But always remember that this job is simply something that you do – this job (or any job for that matter) does not define who you are.
Because let’s face it – when it is all said and done, no one ever looks back on their life and says “Wow I really wish I had spent more time at work”. Trust me, no one ever says that.