Unless you get a windfall, such as inheritance or lottery, then success must be redeemed at a price that is quite expensive. Your high school, extra time to prepare, and continuously strive, before success came. And that's not a hundred percent guarantee of success will come.
When you succeed, saying "the higher, the more the wind" would apply. Your time will be more narrow, maybe even in envy. Furthermore, maintaining the success will be far more difficult than to achieve it. Corporate world is more complex than the individual level. The success of a company that would lure new competitors trying to steal your market. Not only that, imitation or "me-too" strategy common to fast to steal success. Jealousy is not only arise from the competition, your customers also become "hate but misses". They hate to see the company succeed in a long time, especially when success leads to domination. They will look for and sympathize with the "underdog". Simply put, when your corporate success, everybody will be Gunning at you.
Illustration of the greatest success in the high tech industry is Google.com. Maybe you're tired of reading or hearing their success stories in 2005. But that's the reality of life. Winners always get major media coverage. In 2005, the stock rocketed Google.com already exceeded U.S. $ 400/lembar share, boosted by a quite remarkable increase of income, especially income-targeted ad, which has exceeded billions of dollars. Google.com is considered gold mine, furthermore regarded as the savior of the Internet advertising industry that nearly sank due to the bubble economy. The question is, whether the success of Google.com is sustainable or just being part of a burst of positive economic trends?, Frankly only time can answer.
Regardless of the fate of Google.com, there are some principles of sustainable success, if we take the time to look at the history and experience.
Sustainable principles of success
Perinsip first, "willing umbrella before it rains".
Life is a wheel that rotates is a short statement that describes the honesty. The success of this day will not last long, unless we prepare ourselves for tomorrow's success. Microsoft for example, "the King" was known to have a very strong liquidity reserves, even reputedly the largest in the world. This reserve makes Microsoft a lot of flexibility to tap into new opportunities. Moved from the operating system and office application, Microsoft is now entered into the games industry, both hardware and content, network and database applications, internet, and the last application for mobile. The new battlefield, making Microsoft to survive as the world's largest companies today, even though many competitors in the competition was waiting for his downfall.
The second principle, winning mentality.
Too often companies get lucky breaks and sudden success. However, only companies that winning mentality that can sustain success when the lucky break already fading. Company who minded loser will be trapped in the behavior of non efficient and non effective.
The third principle, adaptive behavior.
Maybe you're tired of reading and hearing the word adaptive, but they are. Many companies have been buried or the target of hostile take-over due to stubborn to change. Digital Instrument, Wang Laboratories, or Webvan, for example high-tech enterprise which is now in name. Subtainable success principles are not as complicated as imagined. For what is complicated, an important application. Many individuals and companies who dwell on the complicated concept. "Simplicity Mindset And action is the achievement level of intellect High", to maintain the success, but eventually caught up in the complexity of the implementation. This is related in the fourth perinsip, namely simplicity.
Perinsip fourth, Simplicity.
Simplicity does not mean stupid, simplicity patterns of thought and action is the achievement of the highest intellectual level. You may remember the Pythagoras formula, a formula is simple, but still a success as a mathematical formula for thousands of years old.