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.

Erica Jones | Makeup Artist & Social Worker

Being honest with yourself is key to success in entrepreneurship and life in general. It’s definitely easier said than done. Having a clear purpose and vision can help you decide which direction to turn in times of ambivalence. There may be days, weeks, or even months, when you are feeling stagnant, unmotivated, not sure if the effort is worth it. Quitting is not the only option. It’s okay to take a break, slow down, and seek guidance on how to pivot when needed. Reflecting on the progress I’ve made, the people I have impacted, and the lifestyle I want to live, helps me to move forward when having a rough patch. Think about if your future self would regret quitting. This can be a powerful question and really lend some clarity. Read more>>

Angela Corrado | Freelance Event Manager & Celebrity PA

Gosh. This is a question I seem to revisit fairly frequently in my own mind, and something I believe many business owners go through, in fact I think probably most people go through in whatever job or industry and also in life. I think I am naturally a pretty competitive person, not just from having played sports for most of my life but because I always want to do things to the best of my ability. I am not even competing with other people, I am just competing with myself to continue to evolve, improve, learn, share, grow and all those things, I am also a very persistent person so the more something seems out of reach the more I want to prove otherwise. Read more>>

LISA WHITTINGTON | Artist

Never give up. If I did not give up years ago, I would be further along. I gave up because I was frustrated. I was frustrated because I lacked knowledge, courage and I did not understand my passion and my purpose. I let people discourage me instead of listening to my heart. so I bottled up my passion and kept it to myself. I regret the years I loss and the success I could have had. Success comes with a price of sacrifice, courage and fight. What are you willing to give up?How bad do you want it? Are you willing to fight? One thing I learned about myself is that I will go to war with anyone or anything about my purpose and my passion. And I don’t aim on losing. Read more>>