It's the middle of the week and we are coming up on the tail end of winter.  The holidays have come and gone and football is over. The struggle is real. Some may find it hard to stay motivated at a time like this. In recent weeks I've found myself taking refuge in music seeking inspiration. The following are some songs I've found that inspire me to be great, and hopefully they can do the same for you.

Eminem: I'm Not Afraid

Need some inspiration? Look no further than Eminem. This has always been one of my favorite songs of all time. In it, he lyrically reaches out to his fans letting them know that they "are not alone" and if they are going hard times that they will "walk the road together."

Gym Class Hero's: The Fighter

Fighter's, this song is for you! Gym Class Hero's team up with Ryan Tedder  and chronicle the story of Olympic Gymnast John Orozco. They lyrics "Give me scars, give me pain, then they'll say to me, there goes the Fighter" is sure to inspire.

Rachel Platten - Fight Song

This song is my secret weapon when looking for some motivation. In in Rachel Platten likens life to "a small boat in the ocean making big waves". If your feeling like life is a battle this song is for you.

Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo: Let's Go

I didn't really realize how motivational this song was until recently! Up beat and inspirational, Ne-Yo lyrics calling on people from all over the world to "make it happen" is sure to re-frame your attitude and give you some motivation for the week.