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.

Miracle Bennett | Photographer

Throughout life, there will always be challenges and obstacles in your way when it comes to pursuing your dream or any aspirations. For me, I remember where I came from and how much more I have to do. Pushing myself above and beyond and being an inspiration to those around me. I am my biggest critic when it comes to my creations. The key to not doubting myself and keep going is letting my work speak for itself as well as having a great group of people who support me and breathe life and motivation into me. Read more>>

William Oliver | Actor

When it comes to being an artist, I must say that it is hands down one of the hardest career paths to choose. There really is no stability, guarantee, or fixed amount of income that can truly be satisfying. However, when it comes truly being passionate about your craft, you have to choose what’s more satisfying to your soul, rather than fulfilling to your pockets. Read more>>

sankofa Selassie | Visual Artists, Musician and ADULT Coloring Book Maker

Some of the most memorable conversations I have had on whether or not to keep going have been with artists. I have learned from them to keep going no matter what; that even if I lose boyfriends keep going, in times of discouragement keep going, with or without gallery representation keep going, when I don’t feel inspired keep going, if the muse does not show up when I need a good idea, keep going. One bright soul told me, “Just show up.” when I felt unseen; that the Universe is watching, keep going. Read more>>