If you want things to progress, you need to atone for your mistake.
They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. You've been making a few mistakes lately, a few missteps along the path. Once or twice is understandable, but you don't seem to have learned from these mistakes and they keep popping up again and again. Once bitten, twice shy. In your case, you either haven't noticed the bite marks or you're not thinking logically. It's time to learn from these mistakes and put a plan in place to ensure that you don't keep repeating them.
Don't look for opportunities in the wrong places. Go where the action is and where people are discussing the topics and ideas that match your goals.