Dacre Montgomery recalls failures before making it big
Aussie actor Dacre Montgomery, who last appeared in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things,” opened up on Instagram about his childhood, recalling how unlikely it seemed back then to achieve his dreams.
Sharing a photo of himself when he was a chubby boy, Montgomery wrote, “When I was a kid, I was lost. I had a tough time in school. I was a big kid who loved drama. I never got passing grades. I wasn’t popular or a gifted sports player. Girls were never interested in me. I suffered from anxiety from a young age. I was distracted and wasn’t focused.”
“But I had a dream,” the 24-year-old actor added. “I was lucky—I knew what I wanted to do. And every night, I went home and focused on that. I visualized a future where my dreams became a reality.”
The “Power Rangers” star then enumerated his failures during his teen years, including being told to lose weight, getting fired from a job, and being asked to leave drama school.
But, again, he didn’t quit. “When I had a dream, I was told it wasn’t achievable. Well, you know what? I lost weight, I went to drama school and I never stopped wanting it, I never stopped being curious. I never let the failures get me down. Because I believed in myself, and I never let anyone tell me otherwise.”
He then advised his fans, “You can do anything you set your mind to. So, go out there and get it!” —OLIVER PULUMBARIT
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