Everything begins with the way you perceive the top of the mountain. The journey has not ended once you reach the summit. It is the place where you catch your breath, celebrate the milestone, and look at how you got there. But it’s more than that. It’s the place to set your eyes on the new horizons. With the new horizons, new challenges and opportunities arise beneath your feet. While you briefly enjoy your achievement, you cannot stay put on this summit, as your business must reach new heights. At AI Insider, this is the responsibility for both internal growth and the clients we guided on the way up.
The way you choose your next summit to climb is double pinned: your previous experience cannot work this time if you don’t continuously prepare and adapt to the climb’s conditions.
With the status quo in mind and the direction set, we begin our next part of the journey looking at both familiar and new landscapes. But slippery paths, deep valleys, and foggy views can derail even the most well-prepared climber. As we feel a responsibility for our clients, our fellow travelers, forging through harsh conditions, we must adapt our path, techniques, and tools to get them up.
Similar to mountain climbing, in business, you make your journey while always looking for the milestones to reach. Both activities have their risks, involve navigating in always-changing conditions, and don’t end after reaching the summit of the mountain and planting your flag. When entering uncharted paths, experience makes way for adaptability.
I’m reintroducing my previous remark from the first two chapters. A technological solution is not necessarily successful because it embodies a new technology but because it integrates without risking any part of the existing business and because the people who benefit from it are comfortable working with it. It is what makes the technology valuable – not only what you implement but also the way you implement it. Reaching the summit itself might not be the definition of success, while the way you get there makes you successful.
With each milestone reached, we feel more responsible for the success of the journey and the experience of our clients, fellow travelers. As we reach higher, the conditions get harsher, but the satisfaction of a well-climbed mountain gets bigger.