Math gives us problems to prove, and all of life is about finding solutions to problems. Proving ourselves in the work place is simply hard work and constantly trying to reach goals. There is no easy path, but surrounding ourselves with people of similar goals helps us focus on the goals. So, if you want to prove yourself in the work place, start proving to friends that you have the character, integrity, compassion and kindness toward others, that equals a great friend, and then the road just got easier.