You would like to succeed the director, but believe your chances are limited because the job profile is geared towards an external candidate and you have so far not been invited to the selection process.
You are ambitious but office politics are all around you. You have lost your inspiration, are fairly tired of your team and are actually exhausted.
In hindsight you often think ‘I would have done that job better‘ and ‘why didn’t I think that from the start?’
You sell yourself short in discussions, thinking that your ideas will not be heard.
You spend too much time on solving colleagues’ problems and as a result lack the time to properly chart your own course, let alone your career.
You were the smartest in your class and other people did not understand you then.