Wonderful piece by Seth Godin:
If your plan requires getting picked and you're not getting picked, you need a new plan. I'm betting it will turn out far better in the end, but yes, indeed, I understand that it's harder than being anointed. Your talent deserves the shift in strategy that will let you do your best work.
It's the classic "that's fine for Merlin" party line, but it's something we should all be taking seriously. Stop making excuses, get off your ass, and do something; if what you're doing isn't working, then do something else. Don't blame the world.