If not giving up was always the right answer life would be so easy. History shows us that sometimes quitters prosper and sometimes they miss out. Knowing when to quit and when to keep going is one of the most difficult questions and so we asked folks we admire to tell us how they think through this question.

Anna Cherkezishvili | Actress

I believe when there is hope and dreams there is always a possibility to keep going. I have big dreams in life as an actor and as a human being and it really motivates me to take actions. Read more>>

Chelsea Sinks | Makeup, Body Paint and SFX Artist

During the pandemic this was a question I found myself thinking of often. As a makeup and SFX artist there was no way for me to work without touching other people. I started feeling lost, and then on top of that I was caring for and lost my Grandmother. Read more>>

Charles Goold | Drummer, Multi Instrumentlist, and Producer

I always know to keep going when I think about my future self and my reaction to regrets. To me, there is no worse feeling than regret and I’ve always tried to make decisions today to save my future-self the feeling of regret. Read more>>

Kejun Zhao | Illustrator

Pursuing art career is always like walking on a hard road along. Sometimes we’d feel tired or lack of confidence to keep going. Here I’d like to share an encouraging and impressive saying from one of my intellectual professor, “Path is showing up only when you keep walking through.” Read more>>

Guy Nardulli | Actor

If you love what you do, you will never work a day of your life. To steal a quote. Continue doing what you love that’s my thought process. You can’t quit anything that you tried doing, it’s always going to be there. I say this a lot. Read more>>

Josué Vera | Composer for Film & Multimedia

This is very much an individual decision, and one that depends on a lot of aspects like circumstance, support groups, and relationships. I personally try to make choices that give me peace. Read more>>

Andrew Freund | Television Host

This isn’t really a question I subscribe to. There is no other option than to keep going when it comes to your career. Obstacles are constantly thrown my way daily and it only makes me work harder in order to achieve my goals. Difficulty builds character and thick skin which in turn helps fuel ambition. Read more>>

RERUN | Artist

you dont. Just keep grinding til the wheels fall off. I’ve been in so many shity situation in my life were i felt like just giving up or my art isn’t good enough. but shit happens, Its just another obstacle to over come. If its something that you love doing and you eat, sleep, and deam about DONT STOP. Read more>>

Destiny Farrant | Sound mixer

Working in the film industry is all I ever wanted to do as a kid. From the age of 16 I geared every class I had, meditation, manifestation to work in it. I was lucky in the way that I got on my first film set however luck without hard work can equal a missed opportunity. Read more>>

Jonathan Heit | Art Dealer & Actor

This is a question that plagues many entrepreneurs. When you are working for yourself there are days where you feel like you’d be better off starting anew. The first couple months of starting a business is easy. Everyday you have something to do and every day feels productive. Read more>>

Vera Myers | Actress, Model, Entrepreneur, Photographer and Activist

I think people should never give up. If you started something you probably loved it enough to start. Rome wasn’t built in a day, nothing happens over night. You need to have faith and go through difficulties with grace because if it’s getting hard that means you are growing and moving forward. Read more>>