Enjoying the input beats anxiously awaiting the outcome.
You get to do your work
You get to lead your team
You get to solve that problem
You get to do this.
The reward is simply a nice addition.
The success is a bonus
The money is a bonus
The recognition is a bonus.
If the metrics didn’t materialise, if the prizes didn’t appear, if the thanks never came, it wouldn’t matter.
The effort itself can bring more than enough return.