There are experiments that show people who are being paid will not continue a challenging task, during breaks in the experiment for example, while people who are not being paid will continue to work on it. In other words being paid somehow destroys motivation; it turns something you enjoy into work. Being paid makes people spend less creative time on the task.
I encourage you to watch this video by Dan Pink about what motivates people. I think it is fascinating and shows that what we commonly believe about rewards may not be correct.
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