We have a very simple scalability for monks.
We have five levels of understanding:
1. Understand what is said; surface: "I got it!" But they don't actually understand.
2. Understand the meaning.
3. Understand perfectly to adjust everything.
4. Totally understand enough to teach people.
5. Totally understand enough to lead the hold the community and people within the circle to the truth.
We cannot always be perfect. A monk may be good in business, good in chanting, so-so in lecturing, pretty bad at folding clothes, etc. We respect, though, the monk who doesn't speak. We respect how they behave, how they eat, how they sit, stand, walk. The person themselves are art. We have to be the level at which we don't have to say anything, but people wonder who we are.
Most people don't set the goals of what kind of person they want to be. Once you set who you want to be, becoming is easy. You are doing something good for yourself and good for the community. Make alignment every day for you new habits. The fixed goals can be changed in the next year.