I'm doing an experiment on measuring my growth this year in the spiritual, emotional, and mental areas (e.g. spirit, soul, and body)
. The rules go like this: you are to list all that make up who you are today, all your fears, the struggles that you've successfully hurdled, your worries, your hopes, your dreams, what you believe in, and you rate yourself in terms of achievements, and everything else that you'd like to see happen and change in yourself this year, how many friends and enemies you made this year, etc. You list them on a piece of paper, date and seal it, and hide it somewhere safe (sort of like a time-capsule)
. And you open it one year to the day you created it. That's a fun and challenging way of measuring your growth.