The one project I was fairly satisfied with was a series of digital images back in my foundation year. Having the threat of failing a core module helped in getting me off my lazy ass and whipping me into action.
I have countless ideas, but without a slave master, these ideas never make it past conceptualization. I’m just too lazy to do things. Or critique things, for that matter. Too much work.
Is there a reward for completing a project? Sure, I guess it’s satisfying. But that’s it, really. If I complete something, it’s because someone – or fear – forced me to.