Never give up. It’s advice that is thrown around daily – but is it always right? We asked some folks we admire about their thoughts around how to know when to give up and when to keep trying

Deonte Clyburn | Business Owner, Host, Coach.

The answer is to always keep going first and foremost. But In life i feel as if we’re always given two choices. To quit or to keep going, in whatever you’re doing as person there will be challenges, there will always be failure but those who persevere tend to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Have the want to and the grit to be that person, it may be hard but what’s life without a little bit of struggle. Always remember to keep pushing and punching, that next punch may be a knockout in your favor. Read more>>

Jonai Green | Baker, Photographer, and Bank VP

That’s easy. My repeat customers are the very reason I keep going. Plus I want the world to experience Caakies. Read more>>

Billy Vetti | Recording Artist, Audio Engineer, & Visual Artist

I always believe that I should keep going no matter what. I always know that consistency is always what’s best. However at times I become discouraged I think about my purpose of being a creative. Mainly because of the thought of Not leaving my mark on this Earth. I want my life to be meaningful and impact others in a positive way so that’s how I know yo keep going. I come from an environment where most of the people are comfortable with “just getting by” and a lot of times they are threatened by my confidence and aspirations. I try my best to separate myself from those who choose not to be motivated. Read more>>

Semiya Bailey | Content Creator

If something makes you happy, you don’t ever give up on it. That’s why it’s important to do what you ENJOY doing, something that doesn’t feel like a chore but rather something you always look forward to. At times when it may seem discouraging, your love for it will keep you going! Read more>>

Taleona & Kelvin Mayfield | Owners/Entrepreneurs

As we have pursued our dreams and goals, the journey has not always been easy. Along the way, there have been unexpected twists, turns, setbacks, and delays… but it has been so worth it. The roadblocks served a purpose, and the detours took us the scenic route. In life, business, and the pursuit of your dreams; it will take your courage, determination, fortitude, and perseverance. Stand firm. Don’t faint, don’t give up, or quit. Be encouraged, press forward, keep believing, and keep pushing— despite challenges, obstacles, and struggles. Accomplish the goals you’ve set. It’s not in vain, it’s worth it…dreams do come true! Read more>>

Mikayla Byers | Fashion Designer & Graphic Designer

I feel like giving up is the easy route. If you know you’re good at something then use that skill to your best ability. I feel like a lot of things in life are risks, and it’s up to us to either take them or not. We live in a time where social media is very great resource that can lead us to many great opportunities. I feel like anyone can achieve anything if they truly put their mind to it. I try to take “giving up” out of my vocabulary and mind. What we perceive as “impossible” is a false narrative in our minds that tend to make us overthink. If you train your mind to believe in yourself and put the work in behind it, you will soon see your dreams come true. Read more>>

Roman Boylen | Actor & Model

Once you can understand that the destination is not the goal. You can take the pressure off of yourself and actually enjoy the process. We as people are usually never satisfied. That being said, if you don’t enjoy the journey and expect the end destination to fulfill your soul. You just missed the entire part of what it took to get there and all of the beautiful small things along the way that makes a life well lived. The only way to assure yourself of falling short of reaching your goal is by giving up. Throwing in the towel and saying I can’t anymore. Read more>>