>A spur is always kicking the tail end of the horse. So it should be with applause. We should already be focused on our next goal and the applause for achieving the current goal is simply urging us on from behind to the next.
If not, the applause becomes the goal and the work you do to achieve it is filled with irritation and disappointment when the applause stops or doesn’t come in the first place.
quote by Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English Cleric