How can you know whether you're making progress in your life or not?
I don't know what your opinion is. But for me, humanity hasn't yet got a clue what exactly is the point of living. However, I believe regardless of what it is, I'd say we are able to say when our story becomes better in every new chapter.
At least, make sure you're every time more and more in love with your existence.
For me, my progress is visible when I realize that, the older I grow, the more satisfaction I have in simply being myself. As time goes by, I need less and less things to be in a state of fulfilment.