When you’re young and early in your career, the cost of eccentricity is high. You can’t afford to be too weird in your habits and behaviors. You have to be willing to say yes to things others value more than you, and adapt to your environs if you want to achieve bigger goals.
Later in life and career, you can’t afford to not be a little eccentric. You’ve got to be comfy saying no to other people’s normal habits and behaviors and stick to your own odd routines. Your tolerance for low value adaptation should be low.
My goal is to become so successful that I can afford to be extremely weird and idiosyncratic. Every day, as long as I’m getting a little more valuable, I can get away with a little more weirdness.