Think of someone who has been exemplary in their field of endeavor.
Take Tiger Woods, for instance. I can't recite all of his
accomplishments, but he is acknowledged as being an incredible
golfer. Now, suppose, in the course of his next tournament, Tiger
steps up and to the tee and hits a hole-in-one --- not once, but 18
times in a row. This would be an unheard-of feat. His previous
accomplishments, however, would not be denigrated; they would be
regarded as important, incredible, and as natural progressions
toward an undreamed-of event.