If people say it's not for the money, then I suppose it's the desire for recognition that motivates them to work hard every day. Though for most people, I believe it's a combination of both.
Would you deny that it's not satisfying to be able to pay for your own rent, food, and petrol? That sense of knowing that you can survive on your own is gratifying.
And could you honestly say that it does not do your self-esteem one bit of good to walk into the office and be looked at with admiration and respect because you're really good at what you do.
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