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.

Chris Wigglesworth | Aspiring Author & Photography Enthusiast

In many kinds of businesses there’s a saying that if you are to fail, then you’ll want to “fail fast”. It minimizes your losses, and gives you ample time to choose a different, potentially more lucrative, path. What makes this difficult in practice, especially for those with long thought about aspirations, is that it often is necessary to be patient to succeed. That is why the question of when, or if, to give up is less about how long it’s taken to make what little success, if any, you’ve achieved, but one you need to answer with more subtlety. Read more>>

Cachia Lewis | Life Coach

Let me tell you when it comes to knowing whether to keep going or to give up it is all dependent upon my philosophy “is there someone else that your Transparency Lifestyle brand can help?”. My answer is always yes, and this is what keeps me pushing forward in my brand. The experiences and wisdom that I share not only helps a person to reflect on their life and circumstances but also gives them the necessary tools to make positive changes in their lives so healing can take place. Read more>>

Ashley Biasella | Nail Artist and Educator

In the time since starting my business I think I’ve realized that when you are comfortable and content, and happy with where you are that’s great, but then you start to feel that discomfort. Like you might be stuck in this loop forever, which is scary, and despite being happy with where you are, it makes you feel like the grass may be greener elsewhere. Some people translate that to being ready for a change in career because its the job or business that is making them uncomfortable. But I think that’s really a sign that its time for growth. Read more>>

Jay Nemeyer | Songwriter & Producer (Color Palette)

It’s very easy to feel discouraged when you create/release art. I’ve found (I think by trial and error) that one should never make any type of art for the sole purpose of pleasing others/meeting others’ expectations. My opinion, for better or worse – is that you should “keep going” if you are 1) happy, and 2) you’re pushing yourself to do something different/new. Read more>>

Simona Lauren | Private Chef & Event Planner

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Doesn’t matter either is business or personal life. I believe that learning Your lessons, gives you personal growth and bigger and better chance to success. Giving up in my opinion is not a solution.
Life is to beautiful to give up on opportunities, that is waiting for you. Read more>>