There’s a tiny little thrill we get from seeing the results of our work — stats going up, likes, comments, page views, a little edit on the back end that makes a website look better, a reply to an email. It’s fun to keep checking these things. To sit back and watch.
But it’s not where the real satisfaction comes from. That’s like the icing. It’s nice and sweet.
The cake is doing the work. That’s the enjoyment that fills you.