Many people have a favorite song or a soundtrack they listen to depending on their mood. Whether it’s a list of songs you rock to on your way to work or while you’re getting it in at the gym, music can be an inspiration in any situation.  When I find a song I really like I usually listen to it on repeat.  More often than not I find a line or two that really speaks to me and gets me pumped up.

 I wanted to share a list of lyrics, from popular songs, to also keep you motivated when you are on your grind.

For Goal Setting:

  1. “She’s got her head in the clouds and she’s not backing down.”  Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
  2. “I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise, to fly…”  Fly by Nicki Minaj ft Rihanna
  3. “I’m a be what I set out to be, without a doubt, undoubtedly…” I’m Not Afraid by Eminem

These 3 lyrics is what goal setting is about. The best ideas and plans all start with you daydreaming about what could be and what you want. You’re in it to win and grow into the person you know you are capable of being; no doubts and despite the fear.

But you have to start somewhere.

In her song Unthinkable, Alicia Keys said: “Time is only wasting, so why wait for eventually.”

You know what you want but you make excuses for starting. You don’t have enough money or time, or you don’t know enough for anyone to hire you or buy your product. There is no perfect time to do anything. Just start somewhere and figure it out on the way.

Pushing Through the Tough Times

  1. “My power’s turned on, starting right now I’ll be strong… and I don’t really care if nobody else believes cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me.” Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  2. “When you go hard, your nays become yays…”  Fly by Nicki Minaj ft Rihanna
  3. “We live and we learn to take one step at a time, there’s no need to rush…” One Step At A Time by Jordin Sparks

On your journey to fulfilling your goals, it will undoubtedly get tough. Family doesn’t understand, friends don’t get it when you prefer to stay home to work on your project or business and not go out. You might even doubt yourself when it seems like nothing is going the way you planned or as fast as you hoped it would.

Whether you are working to become an entrepreneur or setting life goals, it can be difficult but pushing through and celebrating your small accomplishments without complaining about how long it might be taking will keep you going.

When You’re Doubting Yourself

“You can be amazing… Honestly, I wanna see you be Brave!” Sara Bareilles says it best in her song Brave.  Believe in yourself and keep pushing through. Whatever you want is within reach if you keep working, keep grinding.

“… With all we’ve got, it might get rough but it’s alright. Never G-I-V-E Up and keep your H-E-A-D Up.” Jaheim’s Fabulous lyrics are a great motivation when you’re doubting yourself.


When you find your tribe of like-minded women who share similar goals and have the same drive, it’s a totally different thing.  In his song I’m Not Afraid, Eminem rapped, “We’ll walk this road together, through the storm, whatever weather: cold or warm.”

Songs are written from life experiences and the best ones are relatable in one way or another for most people.  They take you through breakups, make ups and the milestones. Finding some inspiration motivation from the words is another way music enhances our lives.

What songs do you listen to when you need to be motivated? Share them in the comments below.


Author: Renee Desuza

Renee DeSuza is the freelance writer and virtual assistant behind DeSuza & Co. She works with savvy bloggers and boss ladies who need help with their businesses. Outside of her business, Renee spends time with her son or catching up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.

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