There are many idioms and proverbs that express a gospel truth in a concise manner. One among them is- ‘Early bird catches the worm’. Simply put, this proverb signifies the importance of being punctual and disciplined to achieve success .It’s also a sign of warning and caution against procrastination and laziness. If you want to prosper you must take action now.
A “worm” usually comes out of the ground early in the morning and a “bird” that begins search early gets the “worm”. Bird here refers to the person and worm refers to the opportunity. To grab the opportunity a person must start as early as possible.
It is often a habit of people to delay their work and leave it for the last moment. The scenario is most common in the lives of students and office workers, where they leave the work to be done for the last few minutes unaware of the risks they take.
However, they have to put in a lot of effort and energy to figure out the solution to do the same work at the last possible moment and that too in haste, many times ruining the effort. Moreover the quality of work also decreases if the task is done in a hurry. Therefore, it is often advised to start early and do the work as soon as possible. Leaving the work for the last minute often piles up all the work, increasing the work load and ultimately results in failure to complete it.
If you look into the lives of all the great people ever born one trait is common among them all – they were all very punctual. Never did they postpone something that can be done then. Take for example Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. Cook wakes up unfailingly at 4:30 every morning and starts with reading company e-mails and working out in gym.
This proverb Early Bird catches the Worm was first encountered in John Ray’s A Collection of English Proverbs. The meaning of the proverb is clear – You snooze, you lose, that is, if a bird starts to search for food early, it catches the worm soon not repenting afterwards. Similarly if we start to work as soon as possible we will never be in trouble in the last possible moments. This is true in every sphere and every phase of life, be it studies or be it business or projects or even the government. There are numerous benefits of taking a head start. One doesn’t have to worry about the deadline of the job and he can explore the task at hand better.
So here is a word of advice for everyone, the early you start the better are the chances of completing the job.So, be a go-getter and start practicing this trait in your everyday lives. You will find yourselves surprisingly in a win-win situation at the end of the day.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm. :
Birds often feed on worms. They go out of their nests in search of worms early in the morning. But the earliest bird usually gets most of the worms. A bird that goes out late would not get even a single worm as the other birds might have finished them off. Similarly, a person who is always late in doing his duties may not get the full benefit of them. It is always better to do duties in the right and proper time. Postponing them to another day or some other time may rob us of our benefits. In all matters, latecomers are often dejected. Those who go first will be served first. Getting up early in the morning and starting our work is the best way to keep ahead of others. We should remember that there are others who start everything early and they quite naturally get the earliest benefits also.
The Early Bird Catches The Worm.
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