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THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM

Meaning: This proverb tells you to act early or right now in order to be successful. If someone says, “The early bird catches the worm,” he/she means that if you do something early or before anyone else, you will have an advantage and be successful.

Origin: This phrase THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM was first recorded in 1605 in William Camden’s book of proverbs and has remained part of misplaced work ethic ever since.