“Reach for the stars.
First you have to have a vision.
Reach for the highest.
If you could see it, you could be it.”
A lot of people ask me, “What motivates you?”
Above all, people motivate me. But there’s also one other very significant thing that motivates me and that is music.
But not just any music–very specific music.
I’m talking about the music that make me believe I can move mountains with my bare hands; the music that inspires me to want to tackle a tiger with only my legs. I am talking about the music that makes me want to get out of bed and dance; the music that makes me want to skip down the street with my head held high; the music that makes me want to drop all my doubts and reach for the stars.
I’m talking about the music and songs that I post the lyrics to on Facebook–the jams that would have filled my AOL profile in the early 2000’s. I’m talking about the music and songs that I put on repeat for hours before I try something new–or before I attack something that terrifies me.
I’m talking about the tracks that make up my motivational soundtrack.
Below you’ll find the songs that motivate me each time I press play. Also, stay tuned tomorrow for what songs inspire some of the hobby coaches from this past year (Trust me: your iPod is going to be bumping after these two posts!) And if you have your own inspirational/motivational songs that you’d like to share or make known, make sure you leave a comment or tweet me @LibbySegal.
“Reach for the Stars” – Major Lazer
“The World’s Greatest” – R. Kelly
“Shooting Star” – Owl City
“Battle Born” and “Flesh and Bone” – The Killers
“Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina & The Waves
“Empire State of Mind (Part II)” – Alicia Keys
“We Can” – Jesse Ruben
“Lose Yourself” – Eminem
“And Run” – He is We
“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
“Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba
“Never Give Up” – Tiwony (feat. Konshens)
“Sometimes Dreams Come True” – Jessie J