How do you know when you should keep going versus when it makes sense to cut your losses and try something new? It’s a difficult decision most entrepreneurs and creatives have faced along their journey and so we asked some brilliant folks from the community to share their thoughts.

Alexyss Gipson | Lash Artist

I think we all have once stumbled upon a time where we were not happy and wanted to give up, but I believe that if you are doing anything that makes you happy and you see the change within yourself why give up? Giving up is something that I have struggled with before but the love for my career kept me going. It is very important to see how far can you really go and how good you can work under pressure to determine how dedicated you are to keep going. Personally I don’t think you should ever give up on something that you truly believe in no matter how hard life gets, because when that time comes it’ll all be worth it!. Read more>>

Codi Fuller | Lead Distiller at Highway Vodka ( The Highway Distillery)

I personally don’t think you should ever give up, even when it seems like your dreams wont come to fruition. There have been plenty times where I wanted to give up on certain dreams because they weren’t coming true, However, I made sure I kept trying. And I tried anything and everything. I think they key to success is staying open -minded about what life has to offer! Sometimes God has bigger plans for us than we have for ourselves and staying open and allowing your dreams to shift along the journey you’re on can really be a huge turning point in your life. Read more>>

Sara Alavi | Actress, BMI Songwriter and Singer, Humanitarian

Succeeding in what one loves, is inevitable. Yet, the world has a way of teaching us if we are truly passionate about our skills and interests by crossing us with trials and tribulations on our path to success. I never heard a successful person say they didn’t have struggles. So success isn’t a matter of “if” but rather a matter of “when” you will achieve your goals, as long as you don’t allow adversity to win and you stick to your mission and purpose. So, if your heart is in it, you WILL succeed, but only you know the answer to your dreams, and your heart and mind’s true desires. Those who never give up are the ones to succeed, with persistence and patience, it is inevitable. If it is truly your dream, you will never give up and you will conquer your dreams one day – whether near or far in future. Read more>>

Wil Ramsey | Wedding Photographer

How to know when to keep going or to give up? Are you alive? Then keep going. You may have to change strategies, rethink your goals, or adjust your expectations. But don’t ever give up. Read more>>

Keetria Garner-Chambers | PR Coach & Advisor | Host of SOB The Podcast

This process has changed over time but for me, I’ve found that my creative interests are what truly drive the flow of my business and the types of projects I involve myself with. As long as I’m in a space of creating and helping others create, I’ll keep moving forward. It’s when my space is restricted that I typically lose interest and move on. Read more>>