I remember one time in my life where I was really down and depressed.
Life was bleak and it felt like I had nothing else to hope.
But there were a couple of things that helped in motivating me and lifting up my spirits.
Mentioning all of them in this blog post will definitely turn it into a 5000 word monster article…
But the simple truth is that music helped a lot… motivational songs helped lift me up and kept me going.
Here are some of my favorite ones in no particular order
1. The Script - Hall of Fame ft. will.i.am - home
This is a song by the pop rock band The Script featuring Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.
From the lyrics of the song, you can tell that it is about following your dreams and making an impact on the world.
It’s all about not letting your situations define who you are but instead rising above it and being the best that you can be
2. Aerosmith :- Dream On
This song released by Aerosmith talks about dreaming big and about that hunger to be someone.
The lyrics talk about thinking and dreaming until you become the best version of yourself.
3. Try Everything - Shakira
This song by shakira released as the soundtrack of the movie “Zootopia” talks about how she messed up, lost another fight, kept falling down at everything she tried her hands on.
But the beauty of it is that she kept rising up and just kept on going
Which is exactly what most of us need to do.
No matter how many times we fail, we should consider it as a life lesson and just get back on that horse.
4. Remember the name - Fort Minor
This song by Fort Minor talks about some of the things you need to do to be successful.
While most people feel it’s all simple and they have it down to a T, you notice that there are some other things involved.
Like skill, concentrated power of will and pain, but in the end it is all worth it.
5.Pink Floyd - Hey You
This song by Pink Floyd talks about the hopes and aspirations a person has while growing up.
But then life happens and he finds himself retreating into his shell and hiding away from society.
Later on he decides to reestablish contact with the outside world and finds that all the things he used to know has either moved away or left him.
This goes to show that we should always remember that life will happen to us and it is our job to make sure we ride each wave with our head held high.
6. Living on a prayer - Bon Jovi
This song by Bon Jovi talks about the economic hardships and struggle faced by the fictional couple Tommy and Gina
It talks about maintaining focus and understanding your reason for doing what you want to do.
In the end, everything will work out fine
7. The Script - Superheroes
This is a songs written by the script for all the unsung heroes out there.
The truth is that there are lots of people out there that are facing hard times and just need a little encouragement to keep going
This song is especially for those people
8. Someday by Flipsyde
This song by Flipsyde is all about perseverance for what one believes in.
As humans we need to have courage and be ready for whatever comes our way.
We need to believe in the fact that at the end there is a light at the end of the tunnel even if everything seems impossible
9. Up and Up by Coldplay
This song by Coldplay is all about someone who has suffered a very painful loss and is looking for a way to get back up
It’s all about being encouraged to rise above the storm and get back up and not sit down feeling sorry for yourself while the world moves on without you
10. Believer by Imagine Dragons
This song by Imagine Dragons talks about some of the things that the lead singer experienced in his life
He talks about dealing with anxiety, crowds and success and also how he learned and managed to overcome all this.
He talked about learning to rise above all this and using them as a springboard to achieve higher success in life.