The willingness to evolve and grow through repeated efforts (lifetimes!) shows how much progress and effort is required to pass the lessons of choice and cause-and effect ("Be careful for what you ask; you may get it--and it may get you back.")
As Creator-Souls, our goal is to experience--and grow--in awareness and wisdom.
Newton explains why and how these are examined by the soul in the realm of spirit that exists beyond the threshold of life-after-death. These pages from Destiny of Souls provide insights into the nature of the Ethicist soul and its training/purpose; I believe this is my role in which I am preparing. (Some souls are Naturalists: they design and modify animal life-forms with which they populate new and existing planets. We just call this process "Nature.")