From what you're describing, you have to learn how to switch gears. Meaning you're sticking to being a TAG throughout. I usually start playing LAG when the antes kick in. The blinds and antes add up and make nice pots which build up your stack. Also the added activity will get your big hands paid off when you hit.
To show that you have to get busier to final table: the Daily dollar, there's like 5000 or so people in it with 3000 starting chips correct?
So that's 15,000,000 chips out there. Thus the average stack at final table is 1,666,666.
So, you have to successfully double up at least 9 times to get to that range. Means you're going to have to get busy and not wait for the best opportunities.
TAG will get you in the money but you need to switch to LAG if you want any hopes of reaching the final table. TAG is not going to get your chip stach from 3,000 to 1,666,666. You have to steal blinds, create activity in order to create opportunities for you to double up. You have to change gears.