A Triple “A” rating is a bond credit rating given to only the safest of investment bonds. It is a rating that guarantees a level of security and return on your investment. When investing your hard earned money into an investment, a triple “A” rating makes you feel a little safer about where your money is going, and what you can expect in return. But, what about our most valuable commodity, time? It would be smarter to invest your time into something with a Triple “A” rating. Especially in regards to your goals.
In order to guarantee a return on my investment, I give each goal I set for myself a similar Triple “A” rating. More of an – AAAssessment. There are three main areas I look at with each goal I set for myself. Each one adds to the level of security in my investment. When I put all three together I can guarantee I will achieve the goal I set for myself.
Availability + Accessibility + Accountability
Any time you set a goal, one of the biggest factors that can carry such an impact on your success is accountability. What have you done to hold yourself accountable? What is committing you to the goal? Nothing has greater accountability than a public declaration. Declaring out loud to friends and family, or blasting it across social media that you are committing yourself to a particular goal is a big step in holding yourself accountable. When you can make that declaration to a person you value, the sheer thought of disappointment or failure to that person can be all that’s needed to keep you on track and drive you to your goals. A person who can be stern with you and hold you accountable can be a valuable resource, and I highly recommend seeking someone out who can fill that roll for you. No matter the avenue you pursue, find your accountability and hold yourself to it.
Anything is possible when you put your time, effort, and resources to work for you and not against you. In order to achieve your goals you have to invest in them… You have to invest yourself.