It is not tough to be an achiever.
You can do it without burning the midnight oil.
But extraordinary achievement takes a little more than that. To do that one needs a constant application of skills and time, and unending curiosity to pursue something.
Sometimes you may not have enough time in the day to do that. So you get up early or stay up late. This approach is good if you want to sleep through the weekends.
But if you don’t want to be up till late at night, you can add 1-2 hours for pursuing your extraordinary dreams, and spend more time on this pursuit on weekends.
Are you happy being an achiever or do you want to go want after extraordinary achievement?
None of these is better than the other.
Just a choice that depends on who we are and what we want out of life.