If not giving up was always the right answer life would be so easy. History shows us that sometimes quitters prosper and sometimes they miss out. Knowing when to quit and when to keep going is one of the most difficult questions and so we asked folks we admire to tell us how they think through this question.

Christopher Masters | Doeren Mayhew, Houston Managing Shareholder

The easy answer is you never give up. You may end up with a different vision or the goal may change as you learn more about the process but giving up isn’t an option. In order to create opportunity for you, the team and the client, moving forward and growing is the only option. Complacency and reduction in drive will stall the company out and competitors will be happy to take over. Read more>>

Trinity Barriere | 3D Visual Artist & Set Designer

Giving up was never an option in my family. My dad would say it’s never “I can’t” but “how can I”. I’ve adapted that framework to my entire art practice, Seeing that most of the projects I take on are one of a kind, there’s always an aspect of uncertainty to everything, but “how can I” is always my first step to solving the problems. The moments when I do grow tired of a project are normally the moments where something truly special begins to happen, it’s kind of like a cliffhanger. The moment when you can’t exactly see how to make it through a specific phase the magic happens and the artist takes over. Read more>>

Jalisa Quinique | Artist, Songwriter & Streamer

Looking back on the things I’ve given up on in that past, while being able to see a clearer path today, has proven to me that giving up should’ve never been an option for me. We live and we learn everyday, so I try not to regret much. Every time I get discouraged, I really have to sit back and think about the position I was in a year ago, or even two years ago. Last May, I completed my first spirit walk which reached 1,300 ft. from the ground. The higher I climbed, the less chances I had of surviving trying to go back down. Read more>>