Sometimes you get in the way of yourself. Sometimes you are so afraid of a rejection that you get in the way of yourself. Sometimes you doubt your ability that you come across as scared. Sometimes you don’t write that proposal because you just don’t think anyone would read it. Sometimes you choke on your audition because you over think it. Sometimes that self doubt gets the best of you.
This typically leads to rejection.
But what’s the worse that can happen. You don’t get the job. Your book isn’t published. You don’t get the part. You haven’t lost anything.
You can either give excuses for why someone hasn’t picked you or you can just pick yourself. You need to get over yourself first though because as was stated earlier – sometimes you get in the way.