Do The Work For It’s Own Sake

You want to create a career that lasts.
You’re in it for the long haul.
For this, a perennial motivation is needed. 

Avoid doing it to seek validation.
Skip the recognition.
These won’t get you through the low points.

Do it because its part of you nature.
Because it makes you a better person.
To give something to others.

This will drive you through the tough times.
It will also focus you on the work that means most to you.