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

Aatara Johnson | Podcast Host & Producer

In my mind, you should never give up on your dreams. Choosing to embark on a creative path can be extremely hard and many times the goal of success, however you define it, may seem impossible but it is obtainable. For me, I knew to keep going with my podcast because of the feedback of my audience. If you gained the attention and support of one person then you are doing something worth fighting for. Plus, if you gained one supporter you know you can gain more whether it is locally, nationally or internationally. I encourage people who are thinking about giving up to sit down and rethink their idea. Stop viewing your idea as a hobby and re-visualize it as a business. From there figure out what you are doing great, what areas need adjustments and create SMART goals for yourself. For additional inspiration, I suggest reading success stories because you will realize that many individuals had a similar start. Read more>>

Dr. Maya Taylor | Community Advocate, Dream Broker & Founder

When the weight of trials and lack of resources press you to quit… And the sound of quitting is speaking louder than the sound of continuing on… AT THAT MOMENT… you have a choice to make. Do I give up or do I keep going? Wait! Before you decide… take a moment and play back the video images in your mind that show the triumphant moment when you realized that your purpose had realized. The feeling of fulfillment that you felt when your presence made a difference in the lives of someone else. At that moment… nothing else mattered but the dream of making that moment continue on forever….. SO!!! The pursuit of that HAPPINESS…. motivated you to move towards the never-ending quest to make a difference despite obstacles. Read more>>

LeDarion Heath | Music Artist & Clothing Designer

Honestly I feel like if your serious about your business or whatever you’re dedicating your time and energy to you should NEVER quit. You could be one step away from success and not even know it. So my advice to anyone out there chasing there dreams and passions is to never quit! Like Nipsey said “It’s a marathon”! Read more>>