An old saying "The early bird will catch worms" reminds us that if people want to be successful and outstanding, they must plan ahead of time and make their efforts to overcome all the possible difficulties.
For example, the Chinese athletes' excellent performance in 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver is definitely the result of their early planning and hard training. If they don' t set the aim and word work, even though they have the best talents, they can't compete with others and get more medals.
Another case in point is my learning experience. I was good at English, but I couldn't pass the exam, for I wasn't prepared well before the examination. I had many things to solve at that time. As I met the complex things, I was at a loss. The reason was that I had no plan and involved in many things and didn't study more hard, so I failed.
In short, the saying shows us the important of planning, working hard and constantly trying.