Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Maintaining Success

I was reading an article and came upon some interesting thoughts that were provided on the subject of how to be successful over a period of time. Sustaining success over a period of time is something that all of us who are entrepreneurs have to think about; whether it’s for a period of years or whether it spreads over a number of generations. Here’s what was said on the topic of how that sort of success happens and continues:

“You have to have a really over-arching plan. You need to have a plan to handle the challenge of the transition. You can't deviate from that plan. You have to approach the job with a vision so that you're not going to a mystery place. You have to know where you're going, accept the challenges and take it all in stride. Expectations are never adjusted because of the results. The focus is on standards, expectations and uncompromised principles. What we do doesn't fluctuate. We've learned to deal with the attention and the notoriety (of success). That doesn't change anything."

Who said these things? Pete Carroll, the head football coach at the University of Southern California. If you’d like to read the entire article by Al Lesar of the South Bend Tribune, here is the link to the story.

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