When you see people who have received notoriety for their work, you typically see humble and introverted creators who were so focused on bringing life to their vision they never stopped to consider how they would be rewarded for it.
Those who strive for innovation and perfection in their work don’t look to be praised for the end result or awarded for greatness. Their purpose for sharing it with the world is to make a difference and effect lives in a more impactful way. That in itself is the ultimate reward.
Chasing dreams and making visions become a reality is something that offers value to your life. Chasing awards is a shallow existence filled with empty compensations rarely received.