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12 Songs To Keep You Inspired

It’s easy for your goals to become clouded by the stress of business and everyday life. When your goals seem unattainable and you’re struggling to find inspiration, music can lift your spirits and empower you to retake charge of your life. Songs with encouraging lyrics and lively rhythms can motivate you when you’ve lost sight of your goals. Here are 12 songs to keep you inspired and get you back on track when you’re feeling down:

It’s easy for your goals to become clouded by the stress of business and everyday life. When your goals seem unattainable and you’re struggling to find inspiration, music can lift your spirits and empower you to retake charge of your life. Songs with encouraging lyrics and lively rhythms can motivate you when you’ve lost sight of your goals. Here are 12 songs to keep you inspired and get you back on track when you’re feeling down:

1. “Crazy Dreams,” Carrie Underwood

“Never let a bad day be enough to go and talk you into giving up. Sometimes everybody feels like you.”

2. “I Ain’t Worried,” Rancid

“I take chances that most won’t take. Right, I get knocked down I won’t break.”

3. “Rise Up,” Beyonce

“Some people try to drag you down. Take it from me, stand and be proud. You’re a warrior.”

4. “Roar,” Katy Perry

“Now I’m floating like a butterfly. Stinging like a bee I earned my stripes. I went from zero to my own hero.”

5. “Fly,” Nicki Minaj feat. Rihanna

“I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive. I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise.”

6. “New Strings,” Miranda Lambert

“You said I wouldn’t get too far on a tank of gas and an empty heart, but I have everything I’ll ever need. I got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings.”

7. “Still Sane,” Lorde

“All work and no play never made me lose it. All business all day keeps me up a level.”

8. “World’s Greatest,” R. Kelly

“If anybody asks you who I am, just stand up tall, look ‘em in the face and say ‘I’m that star in the sky, I’m that mountain peak up high. Hey, I made it.’”

9. “Jump,” Madonna

“I’m going down my road and I can make it alone. I’ll work and I’ll fight ‘til I find a place on my own.”

10. “Step by Step,” Whitney Houston

“I won’t let my spirit fail me. Oh, I won’t let my spirit go until I get to my destination. I’m gonna take it slowly ’cause I’m making it mine.”

11. “Fighter,” Christina Aguilera

“Makes me that much stronger. Makes me work a little bit harder. It makes me that much wiser. So thanks for making me a fighter.”

12. “God is a DJ,” P!nk

“If God is a DJ, life is a dance floor. You get what you’re given, it’s all how you use it.”

christina rChristina Raus is a creative writing student who plugs her ears with her fingers whenever anybody tries to tell her that a degree in writing is good for nothing more than to guarantee her a lifelong, fulltime job as a barista. She works as a tutor at the Western New England University Writing Center, where she empowers students of all academic disciplines to express themselves through written language. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts degree, Christina intends to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree in fiction writing.