Attitude to deserve

Do you think that you deserve to be awarded for th work you have done? This was the biggest question in my head during todays discussion session with one fellow. He totally refuted to state that his thinking on these lines can be off the smallest criteria. I was surprised to observe that when I started feeling good about some thing gradually I shift on the comfort scale and I start thinking that I can really do this piece of work.
After nominating our software project to compete nation wide as a work of excellence we never prayed it with heart to bag the first prize. Who is accountable for it? I asked this to mysel several times and wished to chant for it to lord. I can fore look lots of inconspicuous benefits adhered with this event. May more wisdom prevail on me.