The feeling of making progress can be very motivating. It can make you feel that you can achieve what you want to achieve and that you are on the right track. By what IS progress?

Sometimes it is easy to speak of progress, for example when someone learns to play the piano better. But can you also speak of progress when someone takes a step forward in the direction of a goal he does not entirely agree with? And is it progress when someone gets better at something which is a threat to others like becoming more skillful at selling consumers bad financial products? That ¬†does not seem to count as progress, does it? And what about someone who has a degenerative disease (such as Alzheimer’s disease). Could someone like that make progress anyway? What kind of progress could that be?

I am looking for different definitions of progress. Could you help and add yours?

How do you define progress? 

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