We are all performers in one way or another. Some perform on the stage to please the masses while others perform in real life situations to handle different tasks. The head of the family needs to perform so he/she can put food on the table while the kids need to perform at their level best in studies. Workers perform to keep their jobs while businesses perform to increase their customer base and focus on possible expansion opportunities.
Investors perform the crucial task of financing businesses and hold management answerable while the top management must keep performing to generate positive results beyond expectations. Leaders need to perform, both for continued line-up of followers as well their own position as Peoples’ Representative. Any missed opportunities to perform per expectations and you have the ‘Rejection Board’ waiting to strike you out.
Well, the above scenario makes it abundantly clear that wherever there is a performer, there must also be present someone observing, analyzing and examining that performance per set guidelines. Job aspirant failing to win over the interviewer is destined to fail due to non-performance of the all important task, that of an amiable individual. Do you think the Selection Board will be happy to pick up a candidate without requisite qualifications, experience, and team spirit? I don’t think so. Who takes care of sending the “Thank You for Your Interest in Our Company’ note? It’s the ‘Rejection Board!
We all go through this drill, starting from our early childhood up until the last day of our lives. Yes, it is true because even at the most unpleasant stage of ripe old age, our failure to perform and invite attention to our needs might deprive us of urgently needed medical and/or other critical care.
With the above scenario in mind, we need to do some serious analysis of our own performance at various levels and see if we are right up to the mark in all our interaction. Any missed opportunity will be a sure guarantee of our selection by the ‘Rejection Board’.
Performers with flying colours get selected by the ‘Selection Board’ so who would select the non-performers, if not the ‘Rejection Board’?
Time for us to prepare our daily journal of activities and list each one per its urgency on a scale of 1 to 10, from the lowest to the highest. At the end of the day, try to recollect how you performed with reference to each one of them. Chances are more than fair that accuracy will be compromised in the beginning. But, over a period of 7 to 10 days, your performance sheet will start to create a pattern, Your memory will get sharper related to time-lapse wherever it occurred. Your own accountability will start to make its impact on your personality in ways you never thought possible. All said and done, you will be proud to SELECT your own self to perform the listed tasks over anyone else since you would be on course to build all possible characteristics of the most trustworthy performer.
Above exercise can serve the dual purpose of not only refining your own personality due to self-analysis but also help you escape the ‘Rejection Board’ due to non-performance. Your intuitive skills will make you the best performer out there so the ‘Selection Board’ will be proud to have you on its team rather than the ‘Rejection Board’!
Give It a Try, Who Knows You Might Like It a Lot!