How do you know when you should keep going versus when it makes sense to cut your losses and try something new? It’s a difficult decision most entrepreneurs and creatives have faced along their journey and so we asked some brilliant folks from the community to share their thoughts.

King Currie | National record artist

It’s 2015, my pops is gone, and now my mom. For the first time in my life I thought about giving up. Depression is rushing into my everyday thoughts, I was in a real gloomy place. One morning it was like something told me “get up, it’s time now”and I chose life. I promised myself I would choose happiness. I took it one day at a time, and it was the best decision I ever made. Read more>>

Katelynn Bennett | Actress

Someone told me that in order to pursue a career as an actress, I’d have to be insane- and here I am- happily insane indeed. I devote countless hours of my day to studying the craft of acting and then I apply what I have learned over the past few years- to the 4-10 self-tape auditions that I must complete each week. Statistics show, that I will not book over 90% of these auditions but I do not let that deter me. Instead, I treat each audition like the role is already mine, I put on one of my many faces, and I commit to telling the written story on the script in front of me- as truthfully as I can. Read more>>

Senam Palmer | Musician

for me, it was seeing myself in rooms with people i find relevant to my endeavors. if you some how have the privilege’s to casually be in a room with people who have done some amazing work during their time. then give yourself the self validity of knowing youre in a good place. a place that might potentially excel your career or just something fun to tell your friends what you got to do and who you got to be around with Read more>>

S.O. Davis | Author, Poet, Lover of Words

Creative writing is definitely an exercise in self-motivation. I am my own cheerleader in many ways, well before I share my work with an audience. So, for me, when there’s writer’s block, or writer’s laziness, as it were, or just not feeling it, I remind myself that writing chose me. I fully believe that. When my 4th grade teacher told me I could become an author one day, that was the moment that writing chose me. Going back to that sunny day in her classroom helps me to keep going. And also reminding myself that my voice belongs in this space because it’s mine and mine alone. Read more>>

Tatyanna and Bryanna Wright | Content Creators

Whatever you are doing in life is not going to come easy especially becoming an entrepreneur or building your own brand. Through our journey we learned that everyday is different whether it be sales, likes, brand deals, etc. Giving up is not really an option because the moment we gave up could’ve been the moment we received our biggest blessing. Read more>>

Danah | Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist & Business owner

If you go to sleep thinking about your business/idea and wake up thinking about your business/idea. If the thought of you not pursuing your business makes you uncomfortable, then you have to keep going. If your business is something you feel like you birthed then there’s no way you can give up on that. Read more>>

Sydney Kincherow | Entrepreneur

Never give up on your own business. Keep going. Find consistency, and stay consistent no matter how hard it gets. . Read more>>

Piere Guyton | Comedian

If it is something that you are passionate about and it’s something that you love, then there is no reason to give up…progress is a slow process most of the time and giving up is a sure way to never make it. Now, if this passion of yours is starting to hurt you or cause problems for others around you, I wouldn’t even recommend quitting then…but you can always surround yourself with OTHER people, or make adjustments to your plan, so that these problems won’t affect them. There is no guarantee that success will be for you in the future, but it’s a certainty that you won’t the moment you give up. Read more>>