“The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to praise you.” – Franklin P. Jones
Wayne Dyer speaks of the “extra mile” and the “road less traveled” and indeed, what it is about is to escape the path of the majority.
If someone tells you, as an argument, to do something, the old “everybody does it,” run.
The path of the majority is not the way you want to go unless you aspire to what most people apparently have and are.
Most do not have money, do not have lasting relationships, eat poorly, do not exercise, have health problems, complain about the government, the neighbor and family, play in the Euromillions, live in the illusion of getting rich, would like to … but do nothing to make it happen, watch football, like soap operas, do not read books, do not travel, do not learn more than two languages, work for retirement, and retire poor.
– Think about what the majority does and the results it has.
– Add your observations to that list and take your conclusions.
– The next time you propose something, check whether it is a road traveled by many or if it is something that a few people have done. Identify these people, evaluate the results and start.
Being punctual is annoying because you’re alone until later, you hear all the excuses, “sorry I’m late,” but in this detail, as in many others, you will know that you are going in a direction they do not even know, going on a road traveled by few, when everyone stops to rest, you still do one more mile.
And it is this extra mile, in a less traveled road, that elevates you above the mediocrity and makes you a member of the exclusive club of 5% of the population that is happy, rich (in more senses than money, but money also), and accomplished.