in many (most? all?) areas of life there are two areas that you will be judged on:
results: how well did you do, especially compared against a reasonable goal or standard.
how you treat people: were you kind? did you go the extra mile when it mattered to a person?
how early you rose, how late you stayed, how much you sacrificed — all of these are apparitions. they are void of all meaning without results and treating people beyond well.