Remember and repeat the why. Why does your work matter? What got you into this game in the first place? If you and your team are successful, what will be better about the world? Remember this — find the shiny kernel of meaining — and repeat it over and over again. Focus on the why, the long-term vision. “Not failing” is not a good enough reason to succeed.
It’s not how many bullet points you add to the feature release notes (or story points completed or the team’s velocity). It’s the customer success stories you can tell, and the outcomes you can create for the business, both in the short and long term.