To persevere or to pivot is a question that do-ers have been asking themselves since the beginning of time. It’s never a straight road when you are doing something new, blazing a trail, breaking a ceiling, or pushing boundaries, so it’s only natural to wonder whether to give up midway. How do you know whether to keep going or to give up?

Grace Scott | Florist & Online Shop Owner

Sometimes it can be defeating when you feel like you put so much effort and care into your product, and then they don’t come out well or you don’t make a sale in a week or two. When this happens it is easy to feel defeated and want to give up. But then the excitement of a sale or someone reaches out about making a bridal bouquet for their wedding and the fun starts all over again! There is nothing better than sending off a handmade piece or seeing photos of the wedding you flowered! It is always worth it to keep charting new territory and trying your best to come up with better ideas to get better and better. As much as those defeating moments may take over at times, there is nothing better than to keep striving for success and seeking those moments of bliss and achievement. Read more>>

Shaina Foster | Curve Model

I love this question because it implies giving up IS an option. I think giving up should only be things you grow out of but not for things they get too hard. You keep going because it’s something that drives you. Read more>>

Malcom Holman | Bass Player, Singer, and Songwriter

Music is a part of me. Giving up on music is like cutting off one of my own limbs. Creative energy flows through my body and having a platform to express this energy, feelings, and emotions is important to me. I do this for more than just myself. I do it for every musician who has ever had the same dream that I have but ended up giving up due to lack of support. I am fortunate enough to have an incredible support team behind me. I have my loving fiancé constantly encouraging me to create more. I have my parents, siblings, and friends in my corner. But most importantly, I have an unwavering hunger that will not be satisfied until I achieve what I am set out to accomplish. Read more>>

Jereme Schumacher | Doctor of Physical Therapy & CrossFit Coach

When you think of success, you might envision a straight path to your goal. Unfortunately, life is full of challenges and unknowns which can lead to unexpected turns on your path to success. There will be times when you find yourself contemplating if you should give up or keep going. Maybe your small business is not performing the way you hoped, or you’re not seeing immediate results after your healthy lifestyle change. No matter what situation you’re in, these thoughts can create doubt. Doubt may be viewed as a negative for some, but successful people look at it as a valuable opportunity to ask oneself: Why did I get started in the first place? When you set out to reach your goals, you should always make note of the reasons why you want to achieve them. This “why” stays with you throughout your journey, but can be lost if your path isn’t an easy one. Read more>>

Barbara Inbody | Artist

Whatever you do just know that if it brings joy to yourself and other, don’t give up. Read more>>