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.

Lashanda (L.A.) Anderson | Writer, Film Director & Editor

That is a really tricky question. Because failing on the 1st try doesn’t mean that you’re not supposed to do it, even failing on the 10th time doesn’t mean that you’re not supposed to do it. I believe that it’s something deep within you that tells you that this is for you, it tells you that this is what you’re supposed to be doing. So it’s a discernment and intuition thing you have to tap into. Read more>>

Hanif Jenkins | CEO of Hit Club Music Group LLC

Theres no way to know when to give up, I guess it all depends on what motivates a person to do what they do. When a person truly wants success in a service area giving up isn’t an option so they would never ask theirselves this question. Read more>>

Cameron Clarke | Photographer

You could give up right now and be moments away from what you really wanted to be. Read more>>

Cory Bear | Music Producer & DJ

I think the best way to know when to give up is to tell yourself you’re going to quit. At that point if you feel a part of you cringe with the thought of giving it all away you’re not done. Read more>>

Kimberly Lee | Salon Owner/ Licensed Stylist and Educator

One of the things I’ve done and continue to do is imagine my life without working my passion, what would I do, how would I feel not doing it and I remind myself giving up is not an option. Read more>>