When life brings unexpected changes with unexpected benefits, don't ask questions, just enjoy the ride.
It's never easy to find out the you've been unsuccessful with a project or an endeavour. Today will bring some news that you might not be happy with, but at least you'll have given yourself a kick start. This is the sort of positive, proactive attitude that will see you going places. Don't lose your positive momentum.
People like formal and informal feedback. Don't neglect either of these two forms of appraisal and recognition.