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The early bird vs the poor worm


"The early bird catches the worm" is a weird motivational quote. Growing up, I thought it was yucky for the bird and sad for the worm. I was never quite sure what the motivation was and for whom.

Now, I think there is a time for being early and there is a time for biding your time. Haste doesn’t always make waste. Patience is not always a virtue. Life is too complex to deal in absolutes.

The early bird might catch a worm, but the late worm lives another day. The right time is sometimes early, sometimes late and sometimes in between. How to know what is it when? By trying different things – how else!

Sleeping till noon,