If not giving up was always the right answer life would be so easy. History shows us that sometimes quitters prosper and sometimes they miss out. Knowing when to quit and when to keep going is one of the most difficult questions and so we asked folks we admire to tell us how they think through this question.

Cole Webb Harter | Author & Filmmaker

As long as you still enjoy it, there is no reason to quit. People psych themselves out, especially artists, worrying if they’re doing the right thing or not. My advice is just to relax and do what comes naturally. You may not be able to do what you love all the time or even make a living at it (at least at first), but if you really enjoy what you do, you will find the time to do it. It will come naturally. So if this is a question that haunts you, the answer is to change your psychology. Reframe the question not as a “should” but as a “want”. What do you want to do? Do you want to keep going? If so, do so. Don’t make it too complicated or too hard on yourself. Read more>>

Morgan Hutchings | Senior Consultant at AuDExperts

The idea of giving up has such a negative context to it. In my life, I have chosen to ‘give up on many things and believe I’m a better person, father, and business owner because of it. To put this idea into context you can think of the words giving up in two ways: One, for an alcoholic to ‘give up’ alcohol would be a good thing but, for a person to ‘give up’ on their dreams would almost undoubtedly be a very bad thing. Read more>>

S-Light | Hiphop Artist

I heard a quote one time that went… “ When its easy for you and amazing to others that’s when you’ve found your calling.” If your conflicted about giving up or to keep going. Take this into consideration. Does what you want keep you up at night? Do you feel a burning inside your soul to keep going? Deep down do you believe that it’s yours already? It’s these type of questions that will help you find your purpose. Without purpose or finding purpose it’s easier to give up. Read more>>

Felicity Guest | Financial Abuse expert

I think many entrepreneurs have pondered many times in their careers to keep going or give up and just beyond the point of giving up was breakthrough. I think this encourages people to keep trying but the moment your heart is no longer in it, when you lose the passion it is a good time to give up. Read more>>

Charlie Jones | Filmmaker Entrepreneur

I’d be lying if I said the thought of giving up never crossed my mind. With long days and nights and a work load so taxing on myself and my family, often times giving up seemed like the right thing to do. I owe my resilience and perseverance to a number of factors. Number one and most foremost being my faith in my lord Jesus Chris. Without my personal relationship with God, I would have given up a long time ago. Read more>>

Joe Harrington | Incense Maker

As someone who’s changed career paths, this has been a very difficult question to answer. In my first profession, I struggled with being a full-time audio engineer/ musical artist. I eventually put a lot of pressure on myself to rely on it for a living and lost my love for it. Once I lost the love i knew i had to find something else to cover the bills so i could rekindle the relationship I had with music. Read more>>

Luke Palmer | Country Artist & Founder of Undignified Ministries

In any business you’re going to hit those obstacles. You’re going to fail and make mistakes a lot at the beginning and sometimes even after you’re established. You have to be able to adapt and learn and stay true to who you are otherwise the industry will eat you alive as we’ve seen too often. If the goal that you set before getting into this business isn’t complete, there is still work to be done. My goal is to make people happy. If I can get one person to smile at a show, that’s a good day for me, but until I can show the whole world the light of Jesus Christ shining in me through my music and the way I treat those around me, I’m not giving up any time soon. Read more>>

Natalie Palomarez | Clear Conduit Psychic Medium & Human Journey Coach

As soon as I read this question, what comes to mind is the hilarious scene in the show “Friends” when Ross is moving apartments, and he begins to yell, “Pivot, Piv-OT.” From my perspective, you continue forward even in times of difficulty. However, are you self-aware, observant, and intuitively aligned enough to understand how the Universe is assisting you through challenging times? Without getting too complicated, the Universe gives you clues and opportunities to take action if you’re aware enough. Read more>>