6 Inspirational Songs to Inspire You to Continue Dreaming Big

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Sue Faith Levy is a motivational speaker and top blogger from South Africa. As an aspiring author and philanthropist. Sue's big dream is to spread her messages of hope and gratitude to women around the world with her motivational speeches and inspirational messages. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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6 Inspirational Songs to Inspire You: Music is the Medicine of the Mind Quote

In pursuing my dream to be a motivational speaker I have learned that what I have to say to audiences begins with introspection.

My life isn’t perfect.  We all are walking the path to find our way to be our best selves.

I am human too. I make mistakes and even though I blog about motivation and my passion for inspirational people, I’m a young woman too. I go through my ups and downs, but I can say that the low moments make me love the happy moments

My dad once said that there is nothing better than feeling good, and was he right about that.

But how do we change our outlook when life is getting the best of us?  How do we stay motivated to work on our dreams?

For me, the one thing that can change my mood is music. Music is unbiased in its purpose and can break through many barriers, including the ones we mentally put in the way of our dreams.

This week for my motivational dream story, I thought I’d share some of the music that inspires me, that changes my outlook, helps me recharge my inspirational battery, and prepares me for public speaking —

1.  SURVIVOR – EYE OF THE TIGER (The Rocky Song)

The Rocky Story: The Original Soundtrack Songs From The Rocky

I love to sing out loud in the car to this song  (fun times singing Karaoke is coming back to me now).

The movie Rocky was all about a man who fought for his dream to be a champion prize fighter and change his life.

This song is pure inspiration  —  a feel-good song. Just remember to put your first up in the air when you sing this out loud…

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Favorite Lyrics in the song

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge
Of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watching us all with the
 Eye of the tiger

2.  I BELIEVE by Yolanda Adams

Inspirational Songs to Inspire You: Yolanda Adams

This song has always been a favorite of mine since the age of 20 when I was given the CD as a gift.
It’s from the soundtrack of the movie “Honey” and definitely worth having on your dream motivation playlist.

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Favorite Lyrics in the song

At third my yet what people say
Hold your head high and turn away
With all my hopes and dreams I will believe
Even though it seems it’s not for me
I won’t give up, I’ll keep it up
Looking to the sky
I will achieve on my knees
I will always believe

3. THE CLIMB by Miley Cyrus

Inspirational Songs to Inspire You: The Climb by Hanna Montana

This song is one of my inspirational favorites.

The words brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard them.

This song speaks to me that life is not just about achieving your goals, but enjoying the journey along the way, and enjoying the climb…and when you reach the top…enjoying the view.

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Favorite Lyrics in the song

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a 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

4. IT’S MY LIFE by  Bon Jovi

Inspirational Songs to Inspire You: Bon Jovi It's My Life

This song is a favorite classic song of mine.

How can you not love a Bon Jovi version of an empowerment song?

I love playing this song loud in the car just before I attempt something challenging that takes me out of my comfort zone.  We only have one life — do it your way and live.

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Favorite Lyrics in the song

It’s my life
And it’s now or never
I ain’t gonna live forever
I just wanna live while I’m alive

5. FIGHTER by Christina Aguilera

Inspirational Songs to Inspire You: Fighter by Christina Aguilera

This is indeed a “girl-power” song.

I usually put this song on full blast whenever I’ve just cried myself into a mess.

After listening to it I’m re-invigorated to continue pursuing my dreams.

It works every time.

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Favorite Lyrics in the song

Cause if it wasn’t for all that you tried to do, I wouldn’t know
Just how capable I am to pull through
So I wanna say thank you
‘Cause it Makes me that much stronger

6.  ONE DAY by Charice

Inspirational Songs to Inspire You: Charice One Day

This song speaks to my heart.

When I decided to follow my dream of becoming a writer and motivational speaker I had people asking me why I would want to do this after studying so hard to become a media designer.

Often, I’d feel down after our conversations and having to explain myself one more time.

Then I’d play this song and the words conveyed exactly what I was feeling:  one day I will be what I pursue to be … don’t let anyone say you can’t do something…continue to follow the dream.

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Favorite Lyrics in the song

I’ve been afraid before,
To reach for something more
But now I see that it’s mine, I’ll take it
Just go ahead and try,
You’re not gonna change my mind
There’s no such thing as too late, yeah!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my selection of inspirational music.

Make yourself a mix-tape this week of your favorite music and play it whenever you need a dream lift.  ITunes is a great place to find this music and create something that moves you when you need inspiration to carry on with your dreams.

Don’t allow stumbling blocks and feelings of desperation to get in the way of your dreams — always end your dream week on a good note (pun intended).

What music inspires you to dream on?


An honorable mention —

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