Categories
Body icon
Body
We celebrate all shapes and sizes because we see nothing but beauty.
View Topic
Life icon
Life
GR8NESS isn’t something you do; it’s how you live.
View Topic
Mind icon
Mind
Infuse mindfulness and awareness into everything you do.
View Topic
Self Care icon
Self Care
Refresh, renew, and reconnect with your inner self to nurture your wellbeing.
View Topic
Soul icon
Soul
Connect with all of humanity and discover your true self.
View Topic
Body
We celebrate all shapes and sizes because we see nothing but beauty.
View More
Categories
A life in motion is a life well lived. Move. Discover. Grow.
View Topic
True health lies in finding the perfect balance of mind, body, and spirit.
View Topic
Chronic pain can be debilitating. Regain control of your body and mind.
View Topic
Remedies sourced from nature help heal pains, both seen and unseen.
View Topic
Feed your body properly and you’ll nurture more than just the physical.
View Topic
Life
GR8NESS isn’t something you do; it’s how you live.
View More
Categories
Ease the way you move through life with simplicity and intelligence.
View Topic
Strengthening your relationships helps you celebrate who you’ve become.
View Topic
Raising children is the job of a lifetime. And you never get to retire.
View Topic
Our planet is a marvelous gift. Become the change the world needs by helping it heal.
View Topic
They’re an extended part of your family. Care for them the way they deserve.
View Topic
Mind
Infuse mindfulness and awareness into everything you do.
View More
Categories
While you cannot escape the stresses of life, you can find shelter inside yourself.
View Topic
Calming anxiety, easing depression, and discovering peace of mind are within your grasp.
View Topic
Everyday tools, training, and techniques to convince your brain it can be so much more.
View Topic
From mantras for self-love to changing the way you look at wellness.
View Topic
category alt tag
Self Care
Refresh, renew, and reconnect with your inner self to nurture your wellbeing.
View More
Categories
The journey of self-discovery is never-ending. Embrace your journey.
View Topic
Feeling good about your outside impacts how you feel about your inside. Feel beautiful both ways.
View Topic
Soul
Connect with all of humanity and discover your true self.
View More
Categories
Dive into your practice and experience something new every day. Give your mind some space to grow.
View Topic
Feed your mind with powerful positive statements to help you believe in yourself.
View Topic
In a fast-paced world, sometimes the best thing you can do is to breathe.
View Topic
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
man standing in front of office building with arms raised
Image by Razvan Chisu / Unsplash 
1069 Views
3 Min Read Time
2 Shares

How to Measure Your Self-Development Progress 

GR8NESS RATING
7
gr8 vote
GR8
4
meh vote
MEH
2
pass vote
PASS

If you’re into self-development, you probably know by now that the process of developing the self takes some establishing itself. No one ever stumbled upon GR8NESS by deciding one minute and executing in the next five. In a modern world of instant gratification, it can be challenging to be patient with the things we want to accomplish, especially when we always want to be in charge.

Set Your Four D’s

How does one take charge of taking charge? Put a value on the effort you exert and use the data to guide your next move. Use these four D’s to measure your self-development progress.

#1 – Decide

Turn your dreams into a decision, quantify your efforts, and map them out.

  • Personal goals: Set goals that span within your own life and livelihood. These can be absolutely anything under the sun that you’re aiming to accomplish.
  • Professional goals: It can be easy to become complacent in the workplace, avoid this by coming up with some solid goals that you can use every day at work to catapult you into new directions.

#2 – Deadlines

Determine and stick to deadlines and dates that not only make sense but motivate you. Setting deadlines is a fantastic way to hold yourself accountable. If you’re given a lifetime to do something, you might take a lifetime. If you’re given ten days, you’ll make it work. Use this logic to push yourself forward.

  • Start dates/end dates: Take note of when projects should begin and end.
  • Periodic check-ins: Start and end dates have their way of fading into the background, keep consistent accountability with check-ins.

#3 – Data

Data is the fiber to your development. Without collecting and understanding the data, everything is up to chance. If you’re responsible and accurate with reporting data and note it carefully, the possibilities are endless. Growth is possible without it, but measuring growth isn’t.

  • Track data meticulously: A minor discrepancy here and there may not feel like a big deal initially, but remember that they add up!
  • Be honest about the facts: If you’re serious about growth and change, comparing reality is the only way.

#4 – Direct

The data is the data. It’s what you do with it that matters. The direction in which you aim your efforts is just as important as the effort itself.

  • Assess and compare data: Adequately assess data to obtain proper findings.
  • Devise the next plan of action: After compiling data, choose the direction you wish to proceed in carefully. Be realistic, but don’t be afraid to set the bar high!

A Note from GR8NESS

Whether you’re looking to develop better skills as an employee or trying to learn the piano, any step toward self-development is pure GR8NESS. Remember to be kind and patient with yourself. Pat yourself on the back for how far you’ve already come.

GR8NESS RATING
7
gr8 vote
GR8
4
meh vote
MEH
2
pass vote
PASS
Amanda
GR8NESS Writer
Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
Learn More
Related Articles
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Startup Stock Photos / Pexels

Learning to Balance Risk and Reward

You know the saying, "No risks, no rewards." From a very young age, our parents, the media, and even our teachers push us to take some risk if we want to open a flood gate of opportunities. We use risk and reward almost every day without noticing. However, when we...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Manan Chhabra / Unsplash

Your GR8 Guide to Part Ways with Your Bad Habits

Habits are not always bad things. Exercising regularly, brushing your teeth, even driving to work on autopilot are all good habits. But sometimes we make unhealthy habits such as turning to sugary or carb-filled food when we are sad or stressed, or taking a cigarette break to relieve pressure. Habits...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Maryia Plashchynskaya / Pexels

How to Assess Your True Quality of Life

When it comes to assessing your quality of life, so much goes into consideration that not even researchers can agree on the true meaning. The truth is, quality of life has so many perspectives and factors that impact it, that choosing one way to analyze it seems almost impossible. For...
GR8NESS expert Expert Reviewed
Image by Tiago Felipe Ferreira / Unsplash

How to Leave the Old You Behind and Focus on the New You

Today, you are not who you were five years ago. You may not be who you were one year ago, or even six months ago. As human beings, we are ever-changing and constantly evolving. As we progress on the journey of self-development and become more in-tune with our inner selves, it's...
The URL has been copied