Thursday, June 23, 2016

Playlist Thursday: Motivational Songs

Hi, everyone! Long time, no blog, I know! Stupid thing called real life getting in the way. Meh.

Anyway, I decided to shake things up a bit and do another playlist!

I got the main idea for this from the awesome Pavey! Here's the format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)  
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year. Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

This week I decided to do some confidence boosting and motivating songs since I'm running a 5K on Saturday and have this set as THE goal race! So, here's what I came up with!

Something Old

Song: Don't Stop Believin'
Artist: Journey
Side Note: How can a playlist like this NOT include this song? I LOVE Journey, and this song is just awesome! No matter what life brings, just don't stop believing! Once you stop believing, it's all over. On another note, this song was actually playing as I crossed the finish of my last 5K, where I ended up with a course PW, which was a letdown for sure. However, I know that if I stopped believing, I never would have tried to do it at all.
Quotable: "Don't stop believing, hold on to that feeling."

Something Current

Song: Confident
Artist: Demi Lovato
Side Note: I love this song. Basically, it screams "Get out of my way. I own this." Recently, I have started to come into my own just about everywhere, and this song reflects how I'm feeling. I have never been that confident, and I realized "Why not. Own it and shine bright!"
Quotable: "It's time for me to take it, I'm the boss right now."

Something to Consider

Song: Superheroes
Artist: The Script
Side Note: This is another song that I feel describes my life pretty well. It's not as uptempo as the first two, but it's still motivating. In a nutshell, it's about not letting all the hardship of your past keep you down, but growing from it, and hence, being a superhero learning to fly. Aren't we all superheroes in some form or another, anyway? ;-) Maybe not, but we can all still rock it even if life kicks us down. 
Quotable: "When you've been fighting for it all your life, been struggling to make things right, that's how a superhero learns to fly." 

There you have it! Three songs that scream "Believe in yourself!" My confidence is at an all-time high, as I decided to be the rockstar everyone knows I am! Hope it all pays off on Saturday!

What are YOU listening to? What songs boost YOUR confidence?

1 comment:

  1. I'm adding your songs to my Project 50 List: Find some popular music to listen to!