Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson: A Positive Song in Life

Back in 2006, I was working as an External Auditor in a Big 4 Accounting Firm, Ernst and Young Philippines (locally known as SGV).  Working on this firm was a dream comes true for me.  Both of my parents are accountants by profession and as a child, my mother always bring me to her workplace located in the city.  As a kid, I was mesmerized by the high-rise building and the sophisticated look of the people around her workplace.  And so growing up, I dreamt to be one of them.  I wanted to become a professional accountant.


During my stay in that firm, I’ve been asked to do a task outside my job description, and that’s to be our group’s representative in the singing contest held during our Christmas Party.  I’m an aspiring singer, I love music and singing that I even attended a lot of music lessons during my toddler days, but I never had the confidence to sing in public.  Believe it or not, I’ve used to be really introvert.  I can’t even speak in public because my body and voice is shaking too much.  But still, I’ve joined the contest because I don’t know how to say “no” back then.  Plus, it was my time to live my dream to become a diva (I mean, singer).  The song I chose to sing then was “Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson”.  “It’s not a contest song piece” people kept telling me, but I persisted on singing it because I wanted to sing it.  I wanted to share the video, but the file isn’t accepted in youtube, so I’ll just post the picture here..


Back then, the song “Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson” didn’t have much meaning to me, but it had a lot of meaning for me after that night.  Now, I feel this song, “Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson” speaks a lot about me and life itself.  You can grab a copy of the album, CLICK HERE.

Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson

Grew up in a small town

And when the rain would fall down

I’d just stare out my window

Dreaming of what could be

And if I’d end up happy

I would pray


Trying hard to reach out

But when I tried to speak out

Felt like no one could hear me

Wanted to belong here

But something felt so wrong here

So I’d pray

I could break away



I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.

I’ll do what it takes till I touch the sky.

Make a wish, take a chance,

Make a change, and break away.

Out of the darkness and into the sun.

But I won’t forget all the ones that I love.

I’ll take a risk, take a chance,

Make a change, and break away


Want to feel the warm breeze

Sleep under a palm tree

Feel the rush of the ocean

Get onboard a fast train

Travel on a jet plane

Far away

And break away


(Repeat Chorus)


Buildings with a hundred floors

Swinging with revolving doors

Maybe I don’t know where they’ll take me

Got to keep moving on moving on

Fly away

Break away


I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly.

Though it’s not easy to tell you goodbye

Take a risk, take a chance,

Make a change, and break away.

Out of the darkness and into the sun.

But I won’t forget the place I come from

I got to take a risk, take a chance,

Make a change, and break away




Here are the reason why the song, “Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson” represents a lot of wisdom and principle in life:

Breakaway from Mediocre and Failure by Going Out of Your Comfort Zone

There was a time I was unhappy with what I was doing as a professional accountant.  Despite all the hard-work I’ve invested in studying and working to have a successful  career, I felt I was not growing personally as I persist in sticking with my profession.  But it was a very hard decision and step to let go, yet, I’ve chose to let it all go despite people’s opinion and negative circumstance.  In life, we make decisions that end us up feeling unhappy and miserable.  But instead of admitting to ourselves that we’ve made the wrong decision, we let our pride and ego to deny it and stick to what is making us unhappy.  But if you want to achieve real success and happiness in life, you have to learn to breakaway from your own self-limitation and start exploring for your real life purpose.  Never be afraid to admit you’ve made the wrong decision and take a new road towards real success in life.

Breakaway from Indecision by Finding Confidence and Purpose through Dreaming

In finding purpose and confidence in your life, start by dreaming.  When you dream, you develop a burning desire towards something.  And once you have that burning desire, it fuels and motivate you to take action in turning your dream into reality.  So never stop dreaming, for dreaming will help you breakaway from you negative reality and can lead you to the life that you wanted.  I’m happy to tell you that my decision to let go and believe in my dreams, it was the moment that my real passion, abundance, success and happiness came into reality.


Breakaway from Uncertainty by Creating Change

I cannot help but to emphasize that “Life is a choice”.  We create the results of our life by the choices we make.  And in order for you to breakaway in life, achieve real success and happiness, you have to make a choice to create change in your life.  The choice to create change is the first step to changing.  Unless you decide to change, you will never get out of the negative circumstance and uncertainty of your life.

Breakaway but Never Forget to Keep Your Feet on the Ground

If you persist to believe and take action towards your goal in life, I have no doubt that you will achieve your goal.  Because I believe in the golden rule, “What you sow is what you reap”.  If you sow good habits and discipline, I’m sure you will reap positive results.  But the common fall of many successful people is forgetting where they came from, this is why we hear a lot of success story that eventually goes back to failure.  In your journey to success and happiness in life, never forget to keep your feet on the ground.  Don’t forget the life you’ve had in the past, the lessons you’ve learned and the people you’ve been with.   Remember to give back.


Whenever I listen to this song, it reminds me and give me energy to breakaway from indecision, negative situation, mediocre and failure.  It gives me courage to find confidence, meaning, purpose, success and happiness in my life.  And I hope, whenever you listen or hear this song, you will remember the lesson of this article.


To listen to more positive songs to give you motivation, read this article:  Top Positive Songs to Include Your Optimistic Playlist



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