Mark Wahlberg took to Instagram recently to share his extremely impressive (and detailed!) daily routine while answering the questions of fans. We’re not sure what is more impressive, his 2:30 am wake-up time and 7:30 pm bed-time or his two-a-day workouts. While both leave us clapping in support, neither is more inspiring than the fact that he starts each day our with God in prayer.
Named the highest paid actor in 2017, Wahlberg is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, something that he refuses to take for granted, “The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God.”
Business Insider wrote, “From Elon Musk’s ability to plan his day in five-minute slots to Richard Branson’s habit of powering through emails ‘before most of the world logs on,’ it’s not unusual for the daily routines of the rich and famous to put us mere mortals to shame.”
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And while that is quite true, it’s also not the full story. Yes, Wahlberg’s daily routine is nuanced, and borderline impossible for us “mere mortals” to replicate in its entirety. But the schedule in and of itself is not the point, or even what we should be trying to replicate. Hidden within Wahlberg’s incremented daily flow, one can easily see where and in what he puts his value; loving and tending to God, his family and himself.
It would seem that Mark Wahlberg is trying his best to live out the greatest commandment: Luke 10:27: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.” Something that we “mere mortals” and media giants alike can aspire to.