We cannot deny the fact that somehow in life, we all want to have a certain degree of recognition for whatever we do in our intrests but as long as we personally cannot grant ourselfs any recognition, then nobody can. It's not about having your name surrounded with stars or getting a large pay that matters but it's about that satisfaction which touches your soul deep within, with an eternal emotion of gratification who makes the difference. Whenever you love to do whatever you do, you cannot put a prize on it and that's why it's so difficult for me to generate a monatory value upon whatever I create.
Personal development in your intrests or arts is much more important than winning a grand prize or having a big paycheck. Those who intentionally work towards their personal development tend to overcome their own standards by challenging their own to become better. And once you have reached that level of perfection for yourself all follows at ease.
Creation happens every moment of the day as it's in our nature to create so it's just a small step, a little willingness to take it up to perfection and wrap it into its greatness. Greatness however I mean is not to be compared with fame because the underlying message of greatness means how much your desire burns to make your dream come true. Are you ready to give all of yourself to be that person you want to become? Mere hoping and wishing will not be enough, to reach far you need to stretch far! Perfection means practice and practice and p-r-a-c-t-i-c-e... no matter how many times you fail, no matter how much you get discouraged, you'll get there once you have fixed your goal in your mind.
Remember that there is no such thing as something for nothing. And you won't get what you want but you will get what you are.
So to be a true winner, means to overwin your own ideals and this first by deeply believing in yourself, no matter how many people are telling you the contrary, what matters the most is what you think, love and believe in. Never be a copycat in adopting the opinion of others, no matter how close they are to you. Treat it as feedback and filter out that which can help you to develop your skills. But most of all never give up on what you love to do, because if there is one true love, that's the love for what you do in life. All the rest around you are just stimulants to push you towards your magnificence in becoming better in your works and to refine your skills.
And once you reach the top into perfection,... just remember that inspiring many others is the most important award you can ever get.