After spending a year and a half in my last position, I had proved it. But what for? And at what cost? Did I want the job? No. Did it matter how long I spent there? Ultimately, no. It meant nothing. It actually affirmed my constant avoidance of what I really wanted to do. Also, I was at odds with commitment issues. My turmoil about my jobs for money and my real career aspirations made me feel like I was some kind of commitment-phobe. However, I have been in a relationship for over a decade. I completed my first degree which took almost 3 years. I can commit when it is something that means something to me.
Maybe, just maybe, it was the fact that I was trying to fit where I didn’t. That had nothing to do with commitment but a much more critical situation.
What are you trying to prove that keeps you where you are? It could be a personal notch on your belt, like it was for me. It maybe be something that someone said. A lazy spouse or child? An overbearing parent? What are you trying to prove and to whom?
Your career life can get really noisy and very busy especially when you are dead set on proving something that you don't need to prove.
How have you tried to prove something in your career life and how much time have you wasted?