Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Knowledge of Progress—self-awareness

Here's a list of ways one might know whether he's making progress toward being better (whatever "better" he might be headed toward, though this was in the context of practicing virtues). The came out of a philosophy discussion last week:

other people's reactions

consciousness of self

discovery [things work better and more easily than they did before]

external feedback / manifestations

reflection before and after

Does anyone here have other indicators to add, or ideas on these?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd add "measurement against standards". Admittedly, this could be viewed as a kind of external feedback, but to me that connotes more of responses from others, rather than, say, how many seconds it takes you to run up 100 stairs.