You are not going to get picked.
No one is going to tap you on the shoulder and say, “It’s your turn. Right this way, please.”
There is no committee of “deciders” who will stumble upon your work, some fragment of your idea and fall so in love with it that they grant you permission to begin.
You have your track record, your value system and people “whose eyes light up when they see you coming.”
That’s enough. That’s everything.
Stop waiting for permission. Bet on yourself.
HT to HA & MW