Chris Pratt is a talented American actor and comedian known for starring in various films and television series. His success story is a perfect example of rags from riches.
As a child, Pratt lived in a van and worked at a restaurant to earn a living. Today, he is an A-list Hollywood celebrity who went from waiting tables to breaking the box office with every release.
Christopher Michael Pratt was born in Minnesota on June 21, 1979. His mother worked as a cashier while his father made a living in construction. Pratt’s father passed away in 2014 due to multiple sclerosis.
At school, he did not pay much attention to his studies and instead focused on making his classmates laugh. He was also a part of the school wrestling team. In an interview, Pratt recalled his coach asking him what he wished to do with his life.
Pratt replied, “I don’t know, but I know I’ll be famous, and I know I’ll make a ton of money.’ I had no idea how. I’d done nothing proactive.” He spent most of his childhood playing outside and living a carefree life.
After graduating from high school, Pratt decided to pursue acting studies at a community college. At 17, he lost interest and dropped out halfway through the first semester. To make a living, he started doing various odd jobs.
After selling coupons and working various jobs, Pratt moved to Hawaii and ended up homeless. He slept in a van and a tent on the beach. Soon, he started working as a waiter at a restaurant and worked for a Christian missionary organization. His life was not easy, and Pratt faced quite a lot of struggles while growing up.
The start of his career
At 19, when Pratt was working as a waiter, he was discovered by actress and director Rae Dawn Chong. She offered him a role in her directorial debut film, Cursed Part 3, filmed in Los Angeles.
Pratt did not have any acting experience but he was determined. With only $60 in his pocket, he flew to Los Angeles. Even though the movie flopped, Pratt knew that he wanted to make a career out of acting.
He bagged his first television role with the show Everwood. After a few years, he was cast on another show and almost made an appearance in a film.
In 2009, Chris Pratt landed his first role in a comedy role. He played Andy Dwyer on the hit TV series Parks and Recreation. Initially, he was supposed to be a temporary character, but the producers liked Pratt so much they asked him to become a regular.
This proved to be the breakthrough point of his career. He gained worldwide recognition and soon, started bagging roles in other genres.
Chris Pratt’s success in the industry
In 2014, Pratt lent his voice for the animated film LEGO and starred in Guardians of the Galaxy. Both the films turned out to be blockbuster hits at the box office. With the worldwide success of these movies, Pratt became a top-earning actor.
In 2015, he replaced Josh Brolin as the lead role in Jurassic World. The movie grossed over $1 billion worldwide. He was praised for his performance by critics and moviegoers.
He has also been a part of blockbuster films like Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and many more. In 2017, Pratt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the motion picture industry.
From living in a van to becoming one of the top actors in Hollywood, Pratt’s success story is an inspiration to many. He seized every opportunity presented to him and believed in himself.
Pratt’s success story is a reminder to always be courageous and never lose hope. Courage gives you the ability to put aside your fear of failure and take the first steps.
He created a positive belief system
I always wondered how Chris Pratt made it and where he came from because the first time I ever saw him was in Guardians of the Galaxy which I really enjoyed but I had never heard of this actor.
He had an amazing belief in himself and those words he spoke over himself had an impact on his subconscious mind,
“I don’t know, but I know I’ll be famous, and I know I’ll make a ton of money.’
By saying this and believing it he set up a belief system that one day he would make it. He didn’t know how but he believed that he would.
So, every time he faced a setback this belief kept him going and that it was just a matter of time before he made it. Our subconscious is incredibly powerful, and it runs around 95% of everything we do. What we believe has a huge impact on what we achieve in life.
Thoughts for the week.
- What do you believe you can achieve in life?
- If you believe you can or believe you can’t you are right either way.
- In order to achieve something, you have to believe that you can.
- If you don’t believe that you can then you will give up at some point.
- However, if your self-belief is strong you will keep trying until you succeed.
Well that’s it for this week have a wonderful weekend and keep believing.