To persevere or to pivot is a question that do-ers have been asking themselves since the beginning of time. It’s never a straight road when you are doing something new, blazing a trail, breaking a ceiling, or pushing boundaries, so it’s only natural to wonder whether to give up midway. How do you know whether to keep going or to give up?

Nikki Montana | Artist & Producer

I I constantly remind myself to live in the present moment. That is where the magic is.. and where the memories are created.. enjoying the process.. I’ve had many ups and downs and years in between where I am questioning my passions, my progress, and what I am doing. I’ve found and learned that you will know what is for you and what makes you come alive.. And when you go in the direction of your dreams and follow your own intuition.. fully knowing that it’s yours… you have to make the decision to do everything in your spirit to make your dreams come to life Read more>>

Devonte Smith | Owner

Sometimes in life we reach a point where we are asking ourselves whether to keep going or to give up. My answer always is to keep going. With a vision in mind, I started Divine Boutique in January 2018. The plan was to open my boutique in Perimeter Mall. I received the keys to my store, and started the process of opening up within a month. Once I started the process, everything went downhill. Vendors, wholesalers, and business partners all flaked; therefore, I had no choice but to stop the process of opening the boutique. Read more>>

Myah Lipscomb | Filmmaker & Actress

My faith is a major part of who I am and is what keeps me grounded in all I do. There are very specific dreams and aspirations that God has given me the vision for and strength to carry through. Giving up simply is not an option because Read more>>

Mychala Ward | Fitness Coach & Professional Dancer

How I know that I should keep going is when it’s all I think about; when it’s all I see and all around me, I think of those as signs from God guiding me. And I don’t really believe in giving up. I think of it more as redirection. Sometimes, there are things, people and places that no longer serve us, and you’ll know that uncomfortable feeling when it comes up. We outgrow a lot of things in our lives, it doesn’t necessarily mean we gave up, it just means we’re going in a different direction. Read more>>

Elijah Jackson | Producer & Emcee, 1/3 of LXi Music Group

This may sound cliché, but doing it for the love is what keeps me going. Knowing that at the end of the day I’m continuing to perfect my craft, constantly striving to learn, is what makes it hard for me to give up. Read more>>

Tiffani Blú | Beauty Entrepreneur

The optimist in me would always tell a person to keep going, even when things get tough. There’s a price that comes with following your dreams but it’ll be totally worth it in the end. You just have to stay focused and have faith in yourself. Read more>>

Raven Willis | Charcuterie and Grazing Board Creator

Giving up will never be an option in any aspect of my life. What people have to understand is that no matter the circumstances, you have to show up for yourself. Show up for you in spite of the hardships because if you don’t, no one will. No one has ever succeeded by giving up. Read more>>

Stephanie Trapp | Makeup influencester

If you have a few a passion don’t give up. Makeup is my escape my passion. I always feel like there is something waiting on the other side of this journey. The fun in creating content and being an inspiration keeps me going. Read more>>

Philicia Gandy | Master Cosmetologist

Great question! When you believe in yourself, and know that the visions you have can and will be successful. You definitely have to stay consistent with believing in yourself first!! It’s okay if you mess up or fail, Try it again but next time do it better! Block out any negative distraction, focus!!! Read more>>

Zarrieya Hollins | Plus Size Influencer & Model

You don’t make Giving up, An Option. So many people lose focus on the bigger picture, when in reality everything happens for a reason. So yes, you are aloud to get weak, Fall, Stumble a little bit, but you have to Grind it out. Staying focused is the hardest Task with the sweetest victory. Read more>>