To persevere or to pivot is a question that do-ers have been asking themselves since the beginning of time. It’s never a straight road when you are doing something new, blazing a trail, breaking a ceiling, or pushing boundaries, so it’s only natural to wonder whether to give up midway. How do you know whether to keep going or to give up?

A.J. Sullins | @highgrade.usa @a.j.sullins

Great question! As an entrepreneur you MUST have the mind set that failure is not an option. You MUST have faith that even in the hardest times, you can lead a team to over come any obstacle. Read more>>

Greta Kelly | Author, The Frozen Crown, The Seventh Queen & The Queen of Days (2023)

Looking back on my journey, and trying to untangle all the threads that led me to this point, what really struck me was the influence of two, almost opposing but at the same time inescapable factors: luck and stubbornness. Read more>>

Juliana Rogers | Entrepreneur

I truly do not believe that giving up is ever an option. Success is great and all, but learning truly happens when you fail. I look forward to failure, just as I do success, as that means there are lessons to be learned. While failure is where you learn, perseverance is when you prosper. Read more>>

Michelle Kuei | International Speaker, Author, Visibility Coach, Content Marketing Strategist

I’d like to start by answering this question with one of my life mottos is “Be Brave. When life throws you a lemon, ask for vodka.” Read more>>

Brett Mason | Artist, competitive distance trail/Ultra runner

This question is relevant to everything I do. Simply put, I don’t give up. Running has taught me a lot about pushing forward and seeing the results of consistent work, even when most days I don’t wanna go out the door and run those 8-10 miles. Read more>>

Liz Park | Artist

To select this particular question out of the drop down selections: Thank you! This is a long explanation, so buckle up. Read more>>

Debbie Clay | Fine Art

The million dollar question of whether to give up or plow through isn’t as cut and dried as I’d like it to be. I’m an artist, no matter whether I’m selling a lot or a little; I have this innate desire to convey through paint, the world around me. Read more>>

Abbi Jackson | Filmmaker & Entrepreneur

The best advice I have been given is “the top of the mountain is the bottom of the next”. I carry this with me, especially on my entrepreneur and filmmaking journey. As soon as I finish a project, it is onto the next. You never give up, you keep climbing. Read more>>

Kalea Clark

My answer is not ultimately black and white on how to know when you should give up or keep going. I think this is different for everyone, a gut feeling/instinct we all have and should be attuned to. Read more>>