Your sitting there, unrecognized, wondering if you have any value. What is your purpose? What is the meaning of your existence?
The problem with being a diamond in the rough seems to be that you are waiting for others to recognize you. You are waiting for confirmation and approval. Those are selfish traits cloaked in fear and apprehension, but those are not the problem.
The problem is that you are a diamond in the rough and not even you recognize your value. You don't trust in it. Your not confident about your own nature, so you spend all your time running about trying to get confirmation and approval.
Once you can truly recognize and abide in your diamond-like nature, you have no choice but to share it with others.
It's your turn.