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Chris Pratt Teaches Us Three Lessons for Success

Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Chris Pratt has been relentless as he is currently wrapping up the filming of three blockbuster films. However, his tireless effort towards his craft has made the Jurassic World star realize that it is time for him to take a six-month break from acting. In recent interviews, Pratt shares how his hiatus will be spent, in addition to other life gems that we all should know just incase we become successful enough to wrestle dinosaurs.

Always make time for family.

The actor shared that he is taking a break from filming to spend more time with his wife, Anna Faris, and their three-year-old son, Jack. Although he did not mention specific plans for an entire six months, Pratt noted that he is, “taking Jack to Jack’s Beach—which is what we named the little stretch of beach on an island up on the San Juan Islands where we got a place,” in an interview with Parade Magazine. “We’re going to go back to the fort we built about a month and a half ago when we went for a short visit and see if that’s still there. If not, we’re going to build it again.” Pratt proves that no matter how awesome (or stressful) your job may be, you should always make time for loved ones. Not only will it be relaxing, but it will also show your family your appreciation for them despite such a busy schedule. Besides, when is the last time you built a cool fort?

Late success is still great success.

On the Late Night Show, Pratt admitted that “[Fame] messes with you…I feel bad for kids who get famous really young. It’s important to make your mistakes in relative obscurity so you can say, ‘Wow shouldn’t have done that. I’m going to distance myself. Move on. Become a better person.’ You can really be defined by the mistakes you make.” As instantaneous as we are as young people, we tend to want to rush any and everything. But considering the actor’s wise words, let us remember that all things happen when they are suppose to happen and it may even be to our benefit for them to happen later in life.

Turn the other cheek to social norms.

Before we knew Chris Pratt as the action-oriented stud, he was a stout Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation. Though Pratt is about 60 pounds lighter now, he confessed that “Fat Pratt” still reigns within. “He’s not gone forever,” Pratt stated in an interview. “He’s just on vacation for a couple years, but he’s coming back.” Even with a successful Hollywood career (and physique), the actor stamped the idea that it is completely fine to not want to be ‘thin’ in a judgmental world. So the next time you would prefer pizza to salad, ask yourself, “What would Fat Pratt do?”

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