I believe one of the secrets of success is going beyond the requirements. This is one of my advises to my students all the time. Therefore, in addition to my formal duties, whether at NTU or at AUIS, and whether a full-time student, a full-time faculty member, or a full-time administrator, I have always gone above and beyond the requirements. I have always worked hard on having additional contributions through initiatives, projects, activities, and have always left my personal touches and individual impact.
I have had many successful activities and projects, but at the cost of many more failed attempts! But that is how it works. You have to keep trying. Some times it is a hit and some other times it is a miss. What is important is that the failed ones are forgotten and the successful ones remain.
I have listed some of the initiatives, activities, and projects that I have worked on, as a reference here as well as inspiration for others who share the same DNAs.