Social media magnifies this and potentially makes us feel defeated, unless we stay present and fight the urge. Remind yourself that there is a place for you in this world where YOUR experiences, YOUR perspective, and YOUR insight will change lives. Wait for it, and it will unfold in due time. However, that doesn't mean you should sit and wait for anything. The phrase "luck is where hard work and opportunity intersect" comes to mind. Keep working hard, and keep your eyes open. When the opportunity comes, you'll be ready, and "luck" will be your friend.
In the meantime, enjoy that cup of coffee. Take in the beauty around you during that morning run or the crisp air in the parking lot between your car and the doors to the gym. Play the gig, whatever it is, and if your page is filled with whole notes, be thankful for the work and the opportunity to play beautiful, resonant, and even long tones.
Enjoy the holiday season. I know I will!!!!