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

Art Santora | Musician

I think there’s a lot less black and white, binary choice in this matter than people like to believe. Either choice entails an unquantified and unknowable risk. You cannot possibly know what lies in store until you take the plunge. The question is: how do you want to spend your very limited time on this earth? If you still feel generally excited when people ask you what you do, if you are still inspired by your colleagues and contemporaries and if you still have dreams that keep you up at night, then you’re going. Read more>>

Nisha Persaud | Nail Artist & Creator

The answer is simple. Yes, Things get frustrating and hard, and giving up seems so much easier. But, Don’t Give Up, keep going. Yes I know that this is easier said than done. But in my eyes giving up means giving in. Most times we are destined for greatness and we’re just afraid or not happy with our current situation, but that doesn’t mean that your current situation is your forever situation. When you keep going, you keep learning, you keep growing, you keep pushing.. you keep working toward something even bigger and better. Read more>>

India Carney | Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Coach

I think you have to follow your heart on that one. Truly. One of our most important life lessons is to learn who we are as people, and as a result, honor our intuition as we go throughout life. Most of the choices we make in life are ours to decide, so it’s important to make sure we make as many sound decisions as we can; that we make moves that most support the direction we want to go in life. Read more>>