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

Rocky Kuner | Musical Artist/Singer-Songwriter

There must be a balance of gain and giving present in anything you do. It can be beneficial for your growth to feel out of your comfort zone sometimes, but following your intuition is so important to help you navigate if something is helping or hurting you. Sacrificing your sense of control for new lessons is a risk that must be taken to discovering your purpose or path. Read more>>

Mihana Johnston | Owner of Bizu

This is such a great question because it’s something I now think about every single day! When I worked at my corporate 9-5 job, this question never really came up (until the very end when I decided that I wanted to quit). Owning my own business as an artist has come with more emotional ups and downs than I initially thought it would. Thoughts and feelings about being good enough, on social media enough, responsive enough, creative enough, to give up or not give up, come up every single day. Read more>>

LinaDrae | Artist

I always know to keep going because this isn’t about just me anymore. During my career journey I’ve inspired a lot of people. I continue to get messages from people telling me how much they support me and that is why I can’t give up. Sometimes other people believe in me more than I believe in myself and I can’t let them down. Read more>>

Siqi Fu | Motion designer , 3D Artist, Illustrator

Give up I have no motivation to continue learning more knowledge or skills related to what I am doing right now. I have no motivation to do my own personal project using the knowledge and skills I have. I realize there is limited career development I know keeping doing this won’t help me to become what I want to or to achieve the goals in the future. I have no specific goals in what I am doing either in the long-term or short-term. Read more>>

Saif Latif | Designer

I’ve never really believed in the idea of giving up. I’d shift that perspective and ask myself “Should I let this go?” Knowing when to keep going and when to step away is really all about your gut instinct and following your passion. Read more>>

Scott Casperson | Author & Publisher

Luckily, or unluckily, I have no choice. The product I create isn’t perishable so I can continue to pitch it until all books are sold. Now, stubbornly, I have the right to not do a reprint if things don’t fly off the shelf. And maybe some authors or publishers might cut bait & go home. But part of me believes that if I was able to sell the first batch of 500 then why not order another one to have ready to do again? Plus, stories are timeless. Read more>>