Doing things early gives you an edge. If you start your work earlier in the morning, you control the activities instead of the activities controlling you.
If you arrive at a meeting early, you have time to review your notes and prepare well. It also affords you the opportunity to network with others and depending on the time of day, you may also be able to avoid heavy traffic if you leave early. By starting early to get to your destination, you remove the stress of getting there on time, thus enabling you to enjoy the ride.
If you work on planning your yearly goals well before the year begins, you will gain momentum earlier. You will also be able to tweak your plans if need be. Thus, setting you up on a clearer path to achieving your goals.
Getting an early start gives you the edge whether at work; while attending a meeting, or in achieving your goals.
Being early shifts your paradigm from reactive to being proactive and responsive!