This is the piece of advice I give so many NCOs. I used to tell them this after they got in trouble and would try to do HUGE things to overcome their transgressions. More often than not, they would come short and look even worse. So, I would tell them to do NOTHING extra. Do the basics and do them perfectly. Then once the spotlight was on another, start expanding and working on ONE extra thing that you can focus on intently. You will eventually become the expert everyone wants to learn from. I have learned this strategy works for everyone and not just those in trouble.