How do you know when you should keep going versus when it makes sense to cut your losses and try something new? It’s a difficult decision most entrepreneurs and creatives have faced along their journey and so we asked some brilliant folks from the community to share their thoughts.

Lisa Goich | A Girl On The Go

I’m usually a “keep going” kind of gal. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word “give up” in my life. Does that mean that I haven’t put projects aside that weren’t measuring up to my original vision? No. In the words of Kenny Rogers, “You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.” But I don’t consider that giving up. I consider that making creative space for a new project based on what I learned from my previous experiences. Read more>>

Alex Goransson | Actor

That’s a tricky one, for me when I knew what I wanted to do it hit me pretty hard. For a long time I struggled with deciding what I wanted to do with life. I’m the guy who loves trying new things and gets obsessed easily when something catches my interest. I started out as a professional handball player at a young age (the European version) and played for about 5 years. Then moved to America to pursue my interest in a music career for about 3 years. But discovered my love of acting during that pursuit. Read more>>

Jordan Velez | Multi-Disciplinary Artist

If I’m working on something that is true to myself, or is something I believe in, I have to see it through. At least for my own sake. If I’m 110% into a project I’ll never give up on it. On the contrary, if I am not completely invested in a project, or it doesn’t excite me to revisit or edit it etc, I’ll likely start from scratch or just stop working on it all together. Both approaches I feel are valid and should be honored. It’s okay to stop working on something if you aren’t completely invested in it. Read more>>

Lillian Victoria | High Performance Business Coach

I would say the goal never changes, the plan does. If the plan you have isn’t working, trust your intuition and change the plan. I would ask yourself why did you set this goal in the first place? What was the desire? Did you make a commitment to yourself to see this through? If you knew how to get to your goal, you would already be doing it, We all have to go through a growth process to get to our destination. Failing is also NOT an identity, it’s an experience. Trust your intuition on when to give up on this “plan”, and change it and keep going. Read more>>

Zane Jones | Actor/Comedian

I’d say give up when you the risk vs reward is too high for you and keep going as long as it isn’t. However much time, money, and energy you’re willing to put forth is unique to you. Read more>>

SE YOUNG | Songwriter & Artist

To me there is no going to give up… Of course, everyone has doubt in their mind it’s part of human nature & instinct. However, when the motive is your family you don’t really have a choice. That doubt is what really keeps me going because I use it to motivate myself. Read more>>

Kevin Collier | Recording Artist & Entrepreneur

They condemn what they don’t understand. Are you who you say you are? Me personally, I feel like giving up isn’t an option, whatever it is you want you have to work for it. Giving up is basically saying you didn’t all the way believe in yourself, and if that’s the case, it’s because you didn’t put your all in it. There were plenty of times where I felt like giving up because I didn’t know what was next or I felt like my back was against a wall, but I look back at how far I’ve come and where I came from and inspire myself all over again. I look at my peers and the people around me and remember what I was in it for in the first place. When you look at some of the greatest, they sacrificed family, love, pleasure, time, and that’s because they knew what they wanted, what they were capable of achieving and they knew the value of it. When you know your worth, you’ll know whether or not if giving up is even an option. Read more>>