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.

B.E.N | Sound Healer

Why would anyone give up on something that has the power to heal the spirit? If you know what you are doing is positive, it’s important to not even think about giving up. Read more>>

Kahlil Wonda | Podcast Host

When failures come or you face a series of setbacks, it could be a sign that what you are not truly aligned with your divine purpose. This is a time to revisit your “why.” Ask yourself why you are doing this? Then ask it again, and again to make sure you are going deep enough. If the activity you are struggling with is in alignment with your mission, then you should keep going no matter what. You should also consult with your higher power, God, and/or ancestors for spiritual guidance. If you are led to continue then so be it. You must keep going. If your goal is not aligned with your divine purpose then you should give up on that goal and chart a different course. Read more>>

Taylor Green-Shine | Model, Creative Director & Makeup Artist”

There’s been a lot of times when I’ve thought about giving up on my dreams. Dreams of modeling, creative directing, as well as creating my own business. The reason why I never gave up is because I can’t. I love what I do so much, and my passion is rooted deep within my art. You know within yourself to keep going because giving up would mean losing not only your happiness but a part of who you are. Never give up on your passion. So many blessings have come recently because I kept going. No matter what keep going. As a designer I recently met said, “Failing does not mean failure.” Read more>>

Wynter McKay | Artist & Beadweaver

If 2020 has taught me anything, it has put into focus that not only are we are in a season of self-reflection but that we live in a world in need of instant gratification. If your plans have not yet manifested themselves according to a specific timeline, it is considered by some or even yourself as a failure and you may be inclined to give up. Don’t do it! The journey of an entrepreneur is long and just as life can deal out unexpected challenges and is loaded with uncertainty- the beautiful thing about life is that you truly never know what is on the other side of each moment. You may not even realize how close you are to achieving your life’s purpose. Allow yourself a bit of grace and realize that you are exactly where you need to be! And that there are no “rules” to this thing called life. Read more>>