Speaking Task 2(cue card): When you were disappointed with your performance.
Do your best and leave everything!! Well, although it sounds the perfect way of leading life, when you give your all, it often becomes quite challenging not to get attached to the results of our performance. Sometimes, we set our bars so high that failing to achieve them results in disappointment and depression in our lives.
Speaking Task 2
Tell about a time when you were disappointed with your performance.
- Where and when you performed?
- How you performed?
- Why you were disappointed?
In today’s corporate world, our knowledge, skills and experience remain unrecognized, if we fail to work effectively and efficiently. No matter how efficient and hard working we are failing to produce the desired results in stipulated time results in losing credibility.
I work as a content writer in a marketing company. Like other jobs, my job also has some targets to achieve on monthly basis. Recently, my boss had given me a target of writing 50 blogs in a month along with additional responsibilities. Being new tot he company, it took me a while to multi-task between writing blogs and the additional task in my bucket list! Still, I was trying my best to perform better. While balancing my multiple duties and responsibilities, I forgot that sometimes, quantity matters more than the quality.
While, I was almost on the verge of meeting the deadlines, all of sudden, I fell sick and that too just before the month end. Unfortunately, I could not come to the office for two days .As a result, I could write only 30 articles which were way less than the expected numbers. Moreover, I had no justification for my unsatisfactory performance. As an extrinsic factor, my unplanned illness perfectly played its role in my failure. However, I realized that I could probably manage my work effectively if I would have been more proactive and organised.
I felt so disappointed and disheartened because in spite of trying so ardently I could not achieve the monthly target. But as we know, every failure has a lesson to teach. So, due to this incidence, I had learned one thing for sure that the gap between the actual and the expected performance eventually decides our happiness and disappointment at workplace. Therefore, our actual performance should be equivalent or more than the expected performance to be an achiever. Then only we get rewards and recognition in all spheres of our life.