Breakthroughs, at personal and professional levels, and at regular intervals are quintessential for us as individuals to fare better in our roles.
Breakthroughs occuring to individuals are ephemeral in nature. The positive impact of such occurrences doesn't last long,it is impulsive. We need to experience them regularly to keep ourselves focussed and confined to deliver our best,and also to push ourselves beyond what we see as the horizon at those epochal points of time in our lives. It also becomes a motivator of the purest form, which keeps us driving to do more instigated by the sheer proven ability of us.
On the other hand,lack of breakthroughs can cause a dip in confidence levels. This leads the mind to go sway in search of alternatives to unworthy accomplishments. A complex complex takes form within us, which confuses the self and derails the thought-action train of activities.
Antidote to such drought hit state of breakthroughs is - either to grow numb towards these lacunae, or to aspire for a personality which would converge to that of a highfaluting poltroon!
Again, to reiterate the point of the post, breakthroughs in one's life are like hopping stones, where every subsequent stone is to be laid by us. We can either choose to rest on any of these stones without knowing what awaits us at the end, or to continue hopping over these breakthroughs to rendezvous the purpose of one's life :)