It is easy to put so much pressure on a certain meeting, opportunity, a chance. But I have learned that it is best not to rely on ONE thing to get you somewhere, bring you forward to get you where you want to be. Usually when you put so much pressure on "this one thing" helping you excel you find disappointment and distraught if it doesn't work out, come through, or turn out the way you hoped. I think it is best to focus tirelessly on your goals but to not judge yourself against the opportunities you miss, or didn’t get…yet.
Keep trying...don't let anything be the end-all. You never know what's around the corner tomorrow.