"I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money," Chris Pratt wrote in an Instagram post, recalling hard times
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Chris Pratt: actor, funnyman … motivational speaker?

The 36-year-old star got personal in a recent Instagram post, detailing his busy work schedule and giving some pearls of wisdom to his more than 3 million followers.

“I’m overcome with joy and gratitude. I felt like posting this to say to anyone out there chasing your dream ” Pratt wrote after revealing that he’d been up for “over 77 hours” while working on Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Passengers.

“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.”

Pratt uploaded a blurry photo of a highway to accompany the lengthy post.

He wrote that despite the long hours, his career still doesn’t “feel like work.”

“I am doing what I love. It doesn’t feel like work. Even though it is. I’m having fun,” he wrote.

He noted that both films are being shot at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Georgia, before speaking highly of the films’ crew members, whom he described as “total rock stars busting their a—-.”

“My God. I can’t wait for you to see it,” Pratt continued. “I go back in about 8 hours to do more.”

Who needs sleep anyway, right?