Chris Pratt Pens Inspiring Message To 'Anyone Chasing Their Dreams': 'Go Get It'

Chris Pratt may have just revealed the secret to his success.

The 36-year-old rocketed to Hollywood's A-list after starring in blockbusters like "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World," but reminded fans in a new Instagram post that his fame was far from overnight.

Likely exhausted after being up for "over 77 hours," Chris reflected upon the "joy and gratitude" he has for getting to "do what I love," which he added "doesn't feel like work." 

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. Weirdly both films, which iI'l be shooting back to back, are being shot in Atlanta at Pinewood studios. We have the best crew. Total rock stars busting their asses. And the stuff we're shooting. My God. I can't wait for you to see it. I go back in in about 8 hours to do more. I am doing what I love. It doesn't feel like work. Even though it is. I'm having fun. I'm overcome with joy and gratitude. I felt like posting this to say to anyone out there chasing your dream... Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity. I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money. And 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.

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Citing his unflinching persistence and enthusiasm, Chris said he wanted to encourage "anyone chasing their dreams" to stay focused – especially through the struggle.

"Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity. I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money," he wrote, captioning a photo of a highway overpass taken from a car's passenger seat. 

Chris explained that he had just wrapped a long shooting day for his upcoming film "Passengers," and a table read for the "Guardians" sequel before that.

Even though it was the middle of the night and he was heading back "in about eight hours to do more," the actor said he's "having fun" with his hectic schedule because it's something he always envisioned.

"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," he continued.

Also praising the "Passengers" crew as "total rock stars," Chris said he's excited to show fans the results of his efforts. 

"The stuff we're shooting. My God. I can't wait for you to see it," he wrote.

"Passengers, " co-starring Jennifer Lawrence, hits theaters on Dec. 21, while "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" is slated for a May 2017 release. 

-- Erin Biglow

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