The Dreamer's Playlist: 10 Songs That'll Keep You Motivated While Chasing Your Dreams

by Tiffany Lauren Mason

Chasing your dreams is not an easy task, and on the road to success, you're almost guaranteed to face some challenges. During my darkest hours, when I feel like throwing in the towel and giving up, I pick up my iPod, turn the volume all the way up and rock out to my motivational playlist.

I promise, listening to these songs will leave you inspired. "The Dreamer's Playlist" will have you feeling like new money! In other words, you will feel positive, energized and focused.

1. "Great Expectations" by Diggy Simmons

When you have people on the sidelines rooting for you to fail, blast this song to remind yourself that you have great expectations!

They wan't me to fall. They wanna see if I make it. Got my back against the wall, put my head to the sky; No, I won't let 'em break me. I got great expectations.

2. "Dream Big" by Jazmine Sullivan

Feeling apathetic today? Get up and do what you got to do! Here’s a reminder to dream big.

When it feel like you’ve been waiting all your life for the second. You'll be a fool to just let it past, so go and get it. No matter near or far, to the moon the stars. I'll do whatever I need to follow my dream.

3. "Roar" by Katy Perry

We all go through moments in life of experiencing defeat; however, Katy Perry reminds us all that we are champions!

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire. Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me ROAR, louder, louder than a lion. Cause I am a champion and you're gonna hear me ROAR.

4. "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

Just in case you forgot, opportunity comes once in a lifetime.

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you better never let it go
. You only get one shot; do not miss your chance to blow
. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime. You can do anything you set your mind to, man.

5. "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes

Don't think you can take it anymore? Hold on just a little longer -- you're a fighter!

Give 'em hell, turn their heads. Gonna live life 'til we're dead. Give me scars, give me pain. Then they'll say to me, say to me, say to me. There goes a fighter, here comes a fighter.

6. "Now or Never" by Kendrick Lamar Ft. Mary J Blige

Waiting for the perfect time? Well, it's now or never. Make it happen.

I'm so high, I can touch the sky. I know it's my time, and it's now or never. Shine so bright, I light the night. And it feels so right, ain't nothing better.

7. "Bring Me Down" by Kanye West Ft. Brandy 

People are going to do what they do best: talk! Keep pushing, and don't let them steal your drive or bring you down!

They gon' have to take my life 'fore they take my drive. 'Cause when I was barely livin', that's what kept me alive. Just the thought that maybe it could be better, than what we are at this time. Make it out of this grind, 'fore I'm out of my mind.

8. "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus

Believe it or not, this song is not motivating you to twerk! Instead, it's good to play when you feel like you're at your breaking point.

The struggles I'm facing. The chances I'm taking. Sometimes might knock me down, but no, I'm not breaking. I may not know it, but these are the moments that I'm gonna remember most, yeah. Just gotta keep going, and I, I got to be strong. Just keep pushing on.

9. "Written in the Stars" by Tinie Tempah

Yeah, sometimes, it seems like no one cares, and you may feel like you should give up because you aren't making progress on your goals. Nevertheless, what's meant to be will be!  Follow your heart.

One day I had a dream, I tried to chase it but I wasn't going nowhere. Running Man, I knew that maybe someday I would understand. Trying to change a ten into a hundred grand. Everyone's a kid that no one cares about. You just got to keep screaming till they hear you out.

10. "Believe" by Justin Bieber

If you don't believe in yourself, who will?  Have a good team supporting you, and keep the hope alive.

Everything starts from something. But something would be nothing. Nothing if your heart didnt dream with me. Where would I be, if you didn't believe?

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