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.

Daria Wigglesworth | Lash Educator – Lash Artist – Lash Supplier – Lash Mentor

You don’t know whether you should keep going or give up. Certain days I want to call it quits then I realize I put too much work in to throw it all away. I believe that with my business, there is no giving up. I didn’t start this 4 years ago with plans to eventually stop believing in myself. Read more>> 

Erynn Monae | Model, Content Creator, & Influencer

GOD. You really have to have that faith. As long as you have a breath to take, you have an opportunity. I keep going because I know that what I want is attainable. You have to align with your inner self and allow that to be your guide. I think we as people get discouraged because our path may not always be clear to us. Read more>>

Shamika Dwyer | Self-Taught Makeup Artist

I do have my days where I get off of work and decide I can’t do this anymore. What I notice about those days that I say that, are days that I feel were challenging because my baby had to come to work with me that day, or I feel like I could’ve done this or that differently Read more>>

Jimmy Winfield | Actor

I deal with this dilemma just about every day. I moved to Atlanta to pursue an acting career, I gave up everything I had and moved to Atlanta from Louisiana. The road has been rough, but every time I think about giving up I think about the sacrifices I’ve made. Read more>>

Janae Johnson | Event Planner & Photographer

You never know for certain if things will end they will you planned or saw fit. But to avoid giving up on everything when something too stressful or not going as planned, I start to remind myself that if I was to quit now at this moment I will never learn what happens if I keep striving towards goal. Read more>>

Clovis Goss | Photographer

A lot of times I’ve asked myself why do I keep making art. I always come back to the conclusion that the reason I make art is to move someone or get some spark of a reaction, if one of my pieces can make someone react, even if it’s just that one person than I keep going. Read more>>

Mercedes Jackson | Mercedes Jackson | Certified Lash Artist & Nursing Student

Giving up should never cross a business owner mind. No matter how hard something is I will never give up on any of my dreams. Every successful person have a sad story before their success story. Read more>>

Big Mama German | Rap Artist

I’m going to share a little story. About 5 years ago, I was trying to enlist into the military. I needed to gain 2 pounds, study for the ASVAB, and workout. Now, I always wanted to be an entertainer, a rapper specifically. Read more>>

Jahlil E. Burney | Designer & Entrepreneur

Personally I feel to know whether to keep going or to give up is determined by how much do you really want your dream to come true. If you are really passionate about something you will never give up on it no matter how hard life may seem or how bad business may look. Read more>>

Marques Lewis | On Air Personality and Publisher Business Owner at Marques Lewis Enterprise

I learn from my personal experiences that you will know in due time. If it is something you love it is so easy. Everything comes easy. When you feel like things aren’t going well and want to give up that dream will keep on haunting you. It means it’s for you. Read more>>

Sabrina L. Donegan | Author| Coach| Speaker

What is your Why? Does the business align with your values and passion? Are you willing to invest your time, talent and treasure? These are the questions I would ask someone who wanted to know when they should give up or not. I remember a time I wanted to give up on my business because I wasn’t making the money I wanted to make. Read more>>

Alexus Goodwin | Health Advocate, Public Speaker, & Writer

I think that is one of the most difficult questions we are faced with in our lifetime. Do we keep going or do we give up? That is a question I have faced in multiple phases of my life. It was through those moments, where that question showed me who I really was and what I was truly capable of. Read more>>