That's sure some motivation, but you might want to get it in writing!
Just kidding, but it did happen to me (on a MUCH smaller scale). In my last year at primary school (10 y.o.) I sat a scholarship test for an elite school, & was promised this REALLY cool bike if I won it. One of those great dragster things from the early 70's, called a Mongoose (you can see that I still carry the scars!!).
Anyway, I didn't think much of my chances & a few weeks later at our local fair there was an auction of stuff & my parents bought for me a bike. OK I thought, I could do with one of those even though it was pretty clapped out. I worked on it in the holidays & painted it tangerine (bright orange) & stuck lots of stuff all over it. It was OK.
But then I won the scholarship. But no new bike, as I already had one, see (no, actually I don't!). There were other compensations but as you can see, I STILL CARRY THE SCARS ! :green:
(so, get it in writing :wink: ..... and best of luck - you'll never forgive yourself if you don't give it your best shot!)