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In Focus: 10 Songs To Listen For That Extra Boost Towards Achieving Your Dreams

In Focus: 10 Songs To Listen For That Extra Boost Towards Achieving Your Dreams


By Angeline Cheng

Think about your dreams. Think about how big and ambitious they are, and how happy you will be upon finally grasping all of them. If only achieving those dreams is as easy as thinking about them, then no one would ever have a problem.

But the thing is, there will be lots of times when you will find yourself almost on the edge of giving up, all because those visions seem too far away and impossible to reach. When times like these happen, it helps to have a support system that will constantly remind you to keep pushing forward, may it be in the form of your friends, your family, or even music.

Below are some motivational songs we’ve handpicked for you, hoping that it will boost your inner warrior to just keep on fighting amidst the rocky path you’re going through.

1. One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks

When you can't wait any longer
But there's no end in sight (When you need to find the strength)
It's your faith that makes you stronger
The only we get there is one step at a time

Advice: It’s only natural for people to become impatient when it comes to getting a hold of their dreams, but all things that are worth it comes with a lot of setbacks and difficulties. Don’t lose hope easily because you’ll get there too, eventually. For now, tread the journey little by little, one fundamental step at a time.

2. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

No one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Advice: One good thing about life is that it gives you everyday a chance to rise up and make things better for yourself. Always hope for the best and find something good to your everyday, embrace your future with an open mind, wide eyes, and loving heart that is always hoping for the best in life. Your journey is just starting, and your life is far from over. So go ahead and hold the pen to your book of life, and trust that the best is yet to come.

3. In My Blood by Shawn Mendes

Help me, it's like the walls are caving in
Sometimes I feel like giving up
But I just can't
It isn't in my blood

Advice: When the world is conspiring against you and nothing seems to be going right, prove the world that you are stronger than the sticks and stones that it throws your way. No matter how cruel the situations may be in your life right now, promise yourself that you’ll never surrender because the only way for you out there is to go up.

4. Hall of Fame by The Script

You can be a master
Don't wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself
Standing in the hall of fame

Advice: Success is made, not found. Inject a lot of passion in everything that you do, pour lots of effort, and spill lots of dedication to your craft. Someday, as you look back, you’ll be proud of what you went through and what you’ve become, and as you find yourself at the top, you’ll be in awe looking at the things that you’ve worked really hard for.

5. The Climb by Miley Cyrus

Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

Advice: The road to success is not a race; it will be bumpy, it will be confusing, and it will try to stray you so many times… But at the end of it all, the destination is only secondary to how you’ve managed to get your way through your end goal. Your point of triumph is not about the fact of reaching the end, but about how you made it through the end.

6. Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson

I'll spread my wings, and I'll learn how to fly
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky
And I'll make a wish, take a chance
Make a change, and breakaway

Advice: Don’t be afraid to let yourself loose and dream big dreams. As the famous quote goes, “If your dreams don’t scare you, it’s not big enough.”

7. Drive by Incubus

I can't help but ask myself how much I'll let the fear
Take the wheel and steer
It's driven me before
And it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal
But lately I am beginning to find
That I should be the one behind the wheel

Advice: Never let your uncertainties and fears hold you back on getting what you want. If you’ll allow yourself to be trapped by your doubts, you’ll always be stuck in one place. No one holds the steering wheel of your life but you, so take over and control it because it’s yours and yours alone.

8. The Voice Within by Christina Aguilera

When there's no one else, look inside yourself
Like your oldest friend, just trust the voice within
Then you'll find the strength that will guide your way
If you will learn to begin to trust the voice within

Advice: Sometimes, the only way for you to know what you truly want in life is to actually listen to what your heart’s been whispering all along.

9. Mean by Taylor Swift

You can take me down
With just one single blow
But you don't know what you don't know
Someday I'll be living in a big old city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean

Advice: Many people will trample upon you, mock you, humiliate you, and make fun of your dreams, but never let them discourage you in pursuing those goals you have, no matter how unconventional or big they may be. Even though people will kick you down countless of times, get back on your feet always, and make sure to let the haters watch you grow tougher everytime.

10. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys

Everybody stands, as she goes by
'Cause they can see the flame that's in her eyes

Advice: There’s always a light inside of you; strive to keep it burning so brightly that everyone can see it. Keep fire alive because that’s what will help you reach the things you want in life. 

Now, put add these to your go-to playlist or create a new one that will push you to power through your daily struggles. Sometimes, a dose of motivation comes in simple yet empowering lyrics; you'll have that extra bounce in your step in no time!

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