80 Motivational Songs That Inspire A Growth Mindset

If you want to inspire a growth mindset, then listening to a motivational song is an excellent way to spark inspiration! Whether it’s for your family, your children, or your students — we’ve got 80 motivational songs to help you get into that ‘can-do’ attitude!

These lyrics will both perk and lift you up!

So, with that said, let’s see what 80 motivational songs made the list!

Motivational Songs For Younger Kids (Ages 2-6)

Below, we’ve got some amazing songs to get that growth mindset installed in younger kids. These are all age-appropriate songs, that will not only inspire your little ones, but get them moving and grooving!

Some of these songs have especially wonderfully motivating lyrics. Below, we will share our favorites:

Moana Soundtrack – How Far I’ll Go

If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know
How far I’ll go.

Cinderella – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true.

Anna Kendrick-Trolls Soundtrack – Get Back Up Again

I’m not giving up today
There’s nothing getting in my way
And if you knock knock me over
I will get back up again, oh.

Here’s the list of the best motivational songs for younger kids!

  1. Try Everything– Zootopia
  2. “Anything Can Happen”—Mary Poppins
  3. “Home”—Beauty and the Beast
  4. Proud of Me (Grover-Sesame Street)
  5. Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake-Trolls Soundtrack)
  6. Get Back Up Again (Anna Kendrick-Trolls Soundtrack)
  7. Don’t Hide Your Magic (Emily Arrow)
  8. Follow Your Arrow (Emily Arrow)
  9. Everyone Makes Mistakes (Sesame Street)
  10. Big Life (Lindsay Müller)
  11. Be a Friend Song (Emily Arrow)
  12. Hakuna Matata (Lion King Soundtrack)
  13. How Far I’ll Go (Moana Soundtrack)
  14. “Circle of Life”—The Lion King
  15. “Out There”—The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  16. I’ve Got A Dream (Mandy Moore)
  17. Let It Go (Idina Menzel)
  18. Life is a Highway (Rascal Flatts)
  19. Shake It Off (Sing Soundtrack)
  20. Sunshine in My Pocket (Auntie Kayte)
  21. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes– Cinderella
  22. We’re All In This Together– High School Musical
  23. I’m Good – The Mowgli’s
  24. Never Break – John Legend
  25. Try Everything – Shakira
  26. Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
  27. Roar – Katy Perry
  28. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (Disney Channel Song)
  29. I am Light (India. Arie)
  30. Everything Is Awesome (The LEGO Movie Soundtrack)

Motivational Songs For Tweens And Teens (7+)

Next up, is our favorite songs for tweens and teens to inspire a growth mindset. These are motivational, age-appropriate, and happy songs. They will help you teach your little ones all about life, and about resilience.

Plus, they’re super fun and catchy!

Some of these songs have especially wonderfully motivating lyrics. Below, we will share our favorites:

Bruno Mars – Count On Me

I can count on you like 4, 3, 2
And you’ll be there
‘Cause that’s what friends are supposed to do, oh yeah.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to that feelin’
Streetlight, people
Don’t stop, believin’.

Miley Cyrus – The Climb

Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb.

Here’s the list of the best motivational songs for tweens and teens!

  1. Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield)
  2. Nobody’s Perfect (Hannah Montana)
  3. On Top of The World (Imagine Dragons)
  4. Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
  5. Be The Change (Britt Nicole)
  6. The Climb (Miley Cyrus)
  7. Jorja Bleu (Bret Michaels)
  8. Thunder (Imagine Dragons)
  9. Long Live (for King & Country)
  10. Pompeii (Bastille)
  11. Hall of Fame (The Script)
  12. Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
  13. Superheroes (The Script)
  14. Happy People (Little Big Town)
  15. Beautiful Day (U2)
  16. Living In The Moment (Jason Mraz)
  17. Never Gonna Let You Down (Colbie Caillat)
  18. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  19. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  20. You’re Going to Be OK by Reba McEntire
  21. Stand Up For Something by Andra Day
  22. Get up Stand up – Bob Marley
  23. Another Sunny Day – Belle and Sebastian
  24. I’m Still Standing – Elton John
  25. Beautiful (Christina Aguilera)
  26. Be The Change (Britt Nicole)
  27. Skyscraper (Demi Lovato)
  28. Something More (Gabriela Bee)
  29. Stronger (Kiesza)
  30. Live Your Story (Tina Parol)
  31. One Foot (Walk The Moon)
  32. Proud (Heather Small)
  33. I’ll Be There for You (Theme From ‘Friends’) – The Rembrandts
  34. Harder, Better, Faster – Daft Punk
  35. Wake Me Up – Avicii
  36. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  37. Almost There– Princess and the Frog
  38. Bare Necessities– Jungle Book
  39. You’ll Be In My Heart– Tarzan
  40. I Lived (OneRepublic)
  41. Don’t Worry Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
  42. Everybody (Ingrid Michaels)
  43. Fight Song (Rachel Platten)
  44. Rewrite The Stars (Greatest Showman Soundtrack)
  45. A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman Soundtrack)
  46. This Is Me (Greatest Showman Soundtrack)
  47. Count on Me (Bruno Mars)
  48. Born This Way – Lady Gaga
  49. Survivor – Destiny’s
  50. Shake it Off – Taylor Swift

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Use These Songs To Install A Growth Mindset?

You can use motivational songs to install a growth mindset in kids by explaining the moral of the song to them. You can explain what they are singing about, and why it is motivational.

Could I Turn Listening To Motivational Songs Into An Activity?

Absolutely! You can pick your favorite motivational songs, and discuss them with your children. You can even ask them which is their favorite song, what it makes them feel, and which one makes them feel the most motivated.

My Kid Listens To The Same Song On Repeat. How Can I Fix This?

Well, you’re going to have to honor the fact that your child loves that particular song. You can talk to them, and ask them why they like it so much. Is it the tune?

The lyrics? You can then say that you love it for that reason too or choose a different reason, and tell them you’ve found a couple of different songs that are similar. Try to share the excitement with your child. If all else fails, they will eventually get bored with it, even if it takes a few months!


These are 80 motivational songs that will inspire a growth mindset in younger kids, tweens, and teens. They’re also pretty good at inspiring and motivating adults too!


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