We all need a little extra motivation on Wednesday mornings. You might be sitting inside your uncomfortable office chair thinking, “I honestly don’t know if I can take one more day of this.” But somehow, you always manage to take one more day of being miserable, and then one more, and after a quick two-day break, you go back for more.
Well, movie star Chris Pratt wants you to know that you don’t have to be miserable your entire life. He’s not encouraging everyone to drop everything and move out to Hollywood to be an actor just like him. He is simply telling you to chase your dreams. It doesn’t matter how big or small they might be. If you do at least one thing every single day to work toward your goal, then maybe you’ll reach the point where work no longer feels like work.
That’s where Mr. Pratt is at right now. At 3:20 a.m., the 36-year-old actor wrote a long message to his fans on Instagram, while driving back to his hotel after working for basically two days straight without sleep.
“It’s 3:20am. I got picked up for work at 6:45am yesterday. I’m not good with math, especially after being up for approximately 61 hours but I think I’ve been up for over 77 hours. I did a table read for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this morning and then shot all day on Passengers and just now wrapped some 144 hours later. I go back in in about 8 hours to do more.”
Sounds brutal, right? Wrong. Pratt explained that since he’s doing something he loves, it doesn’t even feel like work to him, “I’m having fun. I’m overcome with joy and gratitude.” he wrote.
And then he talked about how he felt this same passion 15 years ago, but he had “very little opportunity” to do anything with it. And after hustling hard, eating sardines for dinner, and trying to find ways to get gas money…he finally made it.
Why? Because he didn’t break.
“I never had a plan B. I never stopped believing. Ever. Don’t give up. Apply constant pressure for as long as it takes. It will break before you do. Go get it.”