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

Fatima Hamade | Clinical Pharmacist & CEO

If you really want it, you should always keep going. And when you fail it’s just another opportunity to start again, but this time with the wisdom you have gained. Read more>>

Y.N. Bushehri | Author & Engineer

Before we’re anything else, we’re human. It’s sobering to remember that we’ve all got a finite amount of time on this earth as well as finite energy. We’re not limitless. I’d actually say that it’s these very limitations that make endeavors such as creativity art so beautiful in the first place. So because I am always mindful of the truth of my own humanity, I tend to lead with my values when it comes to any challenge. Read more>>

Amanda DeSena | Photographer

Like most people that have chosen to pursue a creative career, coming across creative blocks is a very common occurrence. Due to the pandemic, many people have experienced this to an even higher degree, myself included. As a concert photographer during the pandemic, it was difficult to keep working and practicing on my art and I often found myself questioning whether I should continue being a photographer or quit. However, I continued to push through these struggles and I am beyond happy that I did. What kept me from quitting photography was the idea of one day being able to photograph one of my favorite bands and the joy that it brings me to have the ability to capture memories for others. Read more>>