It can’t be for other people. It won’t stick.
It can’t be for a response. Sometimes the greatest work goes unnoticed.
It has to be for your own fulfillment. It has to be for the feeling of knowing you poured your very best out, whether it gets an applause or not. Applause is nice of course but is of no importance when it comes to your best work.
We all feel it when we have made our best and when we haven’t. Too often, we put out a watered down version of our best.
The tricky part is presenting your best to others with no hold on the outcome.