Any organization that has grown successfully over the years is an organization that keeps up with the changes of the times and is effective at evaluating itself and products in relation to the environment and customers. Likewise, for anyone who is interested in personal growth, it is wise to do a self examination from time to time to know where you stand in relation to your goals. Paul prayed for the Philippian church saying “may your spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless…” (1 Thess.5:23). This makes reference to the tripartite nature of man. I do believe that every human being is a tripartite being; primarily a spirit being, possessing a soul, and having a body. The soul of a man comprises the mind, will and emotions; thought, resolve and feelings. So a thorough self examination will cover all three parts.
You know what your goals are, and you know where you need to be in order to do what you need to do in life. Here are a few checks you can use to self assess: