To pivot or to persevere? Or more bluntly – to give up or to not to give up? This is a haunting question, a question that has ramifications far after an answer has been chosen and it’s also a question that almost everyone in our community has had to face at one time or another. How do you know when to give up and when to keep trying?

Melanie Douglas | Medical Esthetician, Nursing and Business Owner

How to know whether to keep going or to give up? Giving up isn’t a option for me. I have my children that’s depending on me and watching my every move. They motivate and give me the courage to keep pushing and to be able to stay focus to accomplish my goals Read more>>

Aimee Moyet | Personal Blogger & Case Manager

I’m a Christian girl so this question is easy but complicated. When you’re aligned with God’s Will for your life, no matter what the process throws at you, you will feel peace. I didn’t say it would be easy but difficulties doesn’t mean to give up it just means you’re almost there. If you don’t feel peace in the process and feel as if you’re pushing yourself to do something or be someone for others…STOP and Reset. Give God some quiet time and you will surely find your answers to why something isn’t working or even gain a different perspective. Read more>>

Morgan B. Cash | Launch Strategist & Owner of Her Brand Agency

Honestly, wanting to give up is a normal response to life’s adversities. Life can be hard no matter if you’re a parent, employee, student, or business owner. No one is exempt from unfortunate circumstances. I remember being in the 10th grade and my Honors English teacher gave us this assignment to recite a speech from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Up until this point, I was doing very well in this class although according to the school’s statistics, I didn’t belong because I was the only black student & I transferred from the public school system. Read more>>

Glory Ebinama | Model, Program Coordinator, & Faith-based Appeal Founder and CEO of Chika Dibia (coming late 2021)

When you keep fighting to hold on, but it feels like its moving further from you. Thats when you know it doesn’t belong to you. For me its not that I am ‘giving up’, its that either its not meant for me or its not my season/time/calling. Or, you are either on the right track, or you need to change course. I have Faith in God and I consistently pray and have conversation with Him. He will open those doors that are meant for me on His time. My job now is to keep on going, if it doesn’t work out then change course. Read more>>

Audrey Smith | Event Space Owner & Social Worker

When I am choosing whether to keep going or to give up I think of my end goal that I have in mind. So when challenges arise I look at them as only temporary and think of how I can work through those challenges. If you focus on the end goal then you’re focusing on the bigger picture at hand rather than the frustrations and difficult times. You will know you want to continue to push forward when you want it more than the temporary difficult times and you are willing to go through those difficult times to truly pursue what you desire! Read more>>