you have to be intrinsically motivated by the work you do,
Do you have to love what you do?
Jason Fried

This is key. I agree with your point of view wholeheartedly, nevertheless it is abused by people like bankers, consultant, etc. which hate their jobs but they kid themselves — some, i’m sure not all — by saying that they want to have an impact and love the challenge (intrinsic)… when in fact, they love the money (extrinsic)