Money's never excited me. I've never done anything for a million pounds that I wouldn't have done for free. Likewise, joking aside, the awards, they're a thrill, but deep down I know it's only the opinions of a few people and it doesn't matter whether you win or lose. What matters is the work, the work you did. You tried your hardest and you're proud of it and you brought something into the world. That's the important thing: pride in your work.
--Ricky Gervais on HBR IdeaCast, 17 March 2011