Constant progress is a ridiculous idea. When things are good you just need to maintain them and not try to improve them even more.
Take wrestling as an example. Constant progress of a wrestler is impossible. It would lead to overtraining and ultimate death if not stopped in time. Often you just need to maintain your position.
Things were good in America 15 years ago. Why the need for more profits, more accumulation is beyond me. This greedy and pointless conquest to nowhere will destroy our environment and exhaust our natural resources. Ultimately capitalism is the source of all evil. Greed is not good.