Whether you get the worm or not is contingent on who you are and if it promotes life for you.
Those that preach that everyone should do this or live that way, don't understand life and the unique lives living it. Life is an individual journey. Each step taken is a solo act, though in a crowd or alone. There is no universal answer to how you and I should live. The early bird gets the worm, and that is good for the bird, but not the fish. Embrace who you are and do what works for you.