Songs about being independent, working hard, and becoming successful in the face of hard times and people bringing you down.

Spotify: babyxspicex

Pause by IAMDDB

They don't want you, they want you to fall
But I'm not falling, I'm rising above them all

Best of me by YUNA

Yeah, I'm not gonna let you get the best of me today
All these people tryna bring out the worst in me
Come look at what you've created
I'm better than what you've been saying

Chase it by Ashley DuBose

Said if you got a dream
Then chase it
But you gotta work hard and be patient
Reach for the stars right where you are

Hard times by Paramore

Hard times, gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times, gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives, and I still don't know how I even survive

Don't you worry about me by Lukas Graham

I saw my life come crashing down
I crawled, I walked, I'm flying now
I found my strength on my knees