One of the people of the past was asked, how did you gain this knowledge?
He replied, without relying on others, travelling through the lands, patience like the patience of a donkey and going early like the early birds.
The same individual also mentioned that when people saw someone hurrying through the streets, they would think that he is a mad person or a student of knowledge.
Meaning, they wouldn’t waste their time. Even in their going and coming back from places They would hasten!