Get your motivation on with these 8 motivational songs.

This week (and it’s only Wednesday!) has been challenging here at Write Change Grow.

I started having problems with my laptop on Sunday.  Consequently, I’ve spent the last four days working tirelessly on getting it up and running properly.  To be honest, it has been a stressful, frustrating couple of days.

There was definitely a point in time where I could have thrown my laptop in the rubbish bin and never touched it again. There were even a few tears.  Thankfully, I stuck it out, got help from a professional and have the problem fixed.

Along with the technical issues, I found out I missed out on a great opportunity I had applied for. It was a big disappointment.

In line with the last couple of days, I figured it was time to feature more of my favourite motivational songs.

Because sometimes you just have in hang in there, stay motivated, believe in yourself and power on.

I challenge you to not start singing, dancing or tapping along to ‘Firework’ by Katy Perry.  Whilst the video takes on some serious themes, it’s done in an uplifting, positive way.  I also love this video since it appears to be filmed in Budapest, a city which holds some wonderful travel memories for me.

It’s hard to not get caught up in the passion of this U2 song. Come to think of it, this song is another travel memory. Visiting Ireland in 2006, I remember looking out onto a gorgeous Irish day and having this song playing in the background. It has stayed with me ever since.

While I am not a huge fan of rap music, I love the Alica Keys element of this song. With her amazing voice and excellent visuals of my favorite city; it’s hard to not get carried away to New York with this song.

Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) from StereosonicTV on Vimeo.

I am not sure why but I have always loved this song by New Radicals. I think it’s the defiant, gutsy nature of the lyrics. Admittedly I had never seen this particular video clip before today, but the song always makes me feel energised and ready to take on my next challenge.

This is an oldie but a goodie. Gloria Estefan singing ‘Reach’. I get goose bumps when I listen to this – enough said.

As I mentioned in my earlier motivational songs post, I was a huge Glee fan. When it comes to wanting to sing out loud, you can’t really go past this one.

I have always loved this song for its powerful lyrics and upbeat music.

Though it is primarily a love song, I couldn’t resist this last one. After all what man, woman or child doesn’t want to be told –  ‘you’re amazing just the way you are’.

I hope these songs helped brighten your day!

For double the motivation, listen to the songs from an earlier post  My 7 Motivational Songs.

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