I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
If you love your work, you'll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you - like a fever.
I learned early on that one of the secrets of campus leadership was the simplest thing of all: speak to people coming down the sidewalk before they speak to you. I would always look ahead and speak to the person coming toward me. If I knew them I would call them by name, but even if I didn't I would still speak to them.
If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.
Alan J. Dixon