While Yogananda was a wise man, his ideas about what may or may not constitute progress on the path have little to do with the Buddha's teachings. For me, progress in meditation leads to the arising of loving kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity, as well as a general sense of well-being and an ability to react more positively towards events in my life off the cushion.
I would say that I am probably less interested in various forms of media since I first started, and my desire to preach to others has gone down - although I still maintain an unwholesome level of interest in both I'm sure.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.
Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.
His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta