My approach ....
Life is too precious to be wasted; live it up!
Everyone is responsible for oneself -
We spend most of our time working, and far less time with our family & friends. Therefore, we should feel good in our working environment, increase our strengths, reduce our weaknesses, discover our blind spots.
Gaining respect for one's own work & person and showing respect for the achievement & personality of others are two sides of the same coin.