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A hypothetical exampleLet me give you a hypothetical example to help you understand what I mean. Suppose, I graduated recently from my university, but didn't work while I was in my college or the university. This will translate into facing difficulty in getting a job after graduation. Employer always want people who have both academic qualification and some work experience. So, if you are early enough to realize this and start somewhere to collect work experience, say through volunteering or internship even if you cannot get a regular job, then you will be more qualified, more eligible and more likely to get a job. You will definitely increase the prospects of finding a job soon after your graduation.
My real life exampleAlso, let me give you my own real experience. I started blogging about five years ago and I have had a lot of experiences, ups and downs, during this period. However, now I have managed to put myself somewhere in the middle of my journey; I learnt about writing, improved my language skills and vocabulary, and am pursuing my passion to do something challenging and innovative (an entrepreneurial activity) by preparing myself for this. Something I started five years ago started bearing some fruits after a year as I made some money, as I got good grasp of what an online business is, and other benefits that I talked earlier. Now it makes even more sense as I find myself more knowledgeable and confident in my actions and behaviors.
Future ImplicationsEarly start has great future implications. Why not retire early and enjoy some years of our life doing something purely whimsical and dreamy - the thing we always wanted to do in our life but couldn't manage? For that, you would have to have an early start in retirement saving, which means adopting careful spending habits, thus increasing the savings. Making life easier and joyful is the dreams of everyone, but we tend to find these two goals contradictory. Life can be made easier by reducing both income and expenses, but we tend to lose happiness. However, better organization can add more value to both work and leisure in your life. Early start, will mean organizing sooner (asap) to get the benefits faster!
So, as an aspiring entrepreneur, being an early bird means pushing your own limits every time you do something and complete your tasks early. It means going out of your own comfort zones without any hesitation and then doing something you would have otherwise postponed, or completely dismissed altogether.
Early bird who still considers himself not very earlyWell known investor and businessperson, Warren Buffet started investing at the age of eleven and he still regrets for not starting earlier! At what age did you start investing? And do you still think you were early in your entrepreneurial activities? I would love to hear from you in the comments, especially for the second question!
Being an early bird also means avoiding the habit of postponing our work. By avoiding procrastination for a day, you could avoid procrastination for other days as well because, the work of today don't get accumulated for tomorrow. For an entrepreneur, being early might mean grabbing an opportunity, which would have otherwise been missed out.
Moral: early bird catches the worm!