The Most Satisfying of Rewards

Have a discussion and elicit examples validating the following statement:

“Effort becomes a reward, not just a way to a reward.”

Have students draw from their personal experiences where exerting effort became as much if not more satisfying than being given a compliment or some tangible item.

(Note: the purpose is not to lessen the importance of external acknowledgments but rather to demonstrate that external receivings are not nearly so satisfying as exerting effort to achieve a goal or to do that which is right.)