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.

Alexandra Cagle | Life Coach & Entrepreneur

The term giving up doesn’t translate to failing. Every endeavor I have pursued has provided me with something. All rewards require risk. It has been a process being okay with myself in the event something does not end up materializing in the way I it wanted to. Our society seems to be trending towards the theme of not ever even trying to begin with. Read more>>

Asa Culver | Photographer

As an artist, there is always the challenge of wanting to give up. It’s very trial and error. For every 1 success you have, there are a whole lot of failures. I have to remind myself that I’m not always going to see the results I want on the first try, more than often it takes multiple attempts. While it can be frustrating, giving up just guarantees that you won’t see results. Read more>>

Mylez Taylor | MC & Producer

You don’t it just happens. To quit or to keep going is a mindset designed like a magnet. You’re either a attracted to something or you don’t want to affiliate with it at all. For example you could quit playing guitar, but never sell the instrument. Vice versa you could love drawing and sell your materials to buy a guitar. I quit music many times in search of an answer to everything, but i always ended up back in-front of my laptop as if it had a sign that said “touch me for money!” Read more>>

Victor Jao | Digital Content & Performance DJ

Giving up is never an option. If you ever want something, you have to go get it without looking back. You don’t wanna regret over time about not trying. Read more>>

Jodi | Recording Artist, Music Producer

As an independent artist, it’s easy to want to give up. Navigating the industry alone can be pretty challenging and overwhelming at times. But I listen to people’s success stories and they all have one thing in common. All my favorite artists pushed through adversity and hard times to get where they are. The kind of success I’m looking for won’t be handed to me and I remember that when I get down so I keep going. Read more>>

Kendra Bauman & Hannah Chamberlain | Interior Decorators

When asked the question: How to know whether to keep going or to give up?  Sometimes we find ourselves on the hamster wheel of life; days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years.  When I found myself forced to give up a job of 20 years that I thought I loved, never did I imagine where I would find myself 6 months later. Read more>>

Corinne Kushel | Photo Shoot Organizer

It’s been a pretty hard road in this industry trying to keep my head up when others do not fulfill promises that have a direct affect on my livelihood. I base my decisions on how I feel about what I do and the effects it has overall on those involved in the process of creating art. I love creating. That keeps me going. Read more>>