12 Confidence-Boosting Songs to Pump You Up

We all have those days. You’re just not feeling it. Your boss gave you less-than-positive feedback on the proposal you spent months writing, you lost a bid on a huge account, and your lucky meeting shirt has a huge stain. Those days leave you feeling unproductive, unmotivated and unsure of your next move.

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Sometimes all you need is a jam to pick you up out of your rut. Start with this playlist—we’ve mixed a little new with a little old, some upbeat tunes with some smooth jams.

1. “Rule the World”—Walk Off the Earth

 

2. “Home”—Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

 

3. “Rise”—David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey

 

4. “Default”—Django Django

 

5. “Roam”—The B-52s

 

6. “Shake It Out”—Florence + The Machine

 

7. “I Won’t Back Down”—Tom Petty

 

8. “Warriors”—Imagine Dragons

 

9. “Chasing the Sun”—Sara Bareilles

 

10. “Right as Rain”—Adele

 

11. “Headstrong”—10,000 Maniacs

 

12. “Fight Test”—The Flaming Lips

 

This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine.

Cecilia Meis

Cecilia Meis

Cecilia Meis is a full-time writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. Besides SUCCESS, her work has appeared in Time Out Dallas, Rewire, Healthline and others. Outside of work, she plays beach volleyball, attempts home cooking and is ardently working toward making her cat, Nola, Insta-famous.

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