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

Jamele Mason | 2012 Track & Field Olympian and Realtor

This is a question that I’ve found myself asking many times throughout my life and I think I’ve finally found out what generally works for me and how to make that decision. When faced with if I should give something up or keep going, I usually ask myself if I give up now, will I still think about this, will it eat away at me a year from now that I didn’t try? If the answer is yes then I have to keep going. I never want to live with regret or the burning question what if. Read more>>

Dee Moore | Founder, Producer, Author & Designer/Stylist

Jesus never gave up on any of us, so why should I ? I have read numerous emails, text, website surveys, social media comments etc, etc, ; all from women who have or is going through what I’ve experienced in relationships, self esteem, and self confidence. The messages I receive from each are pretty much the same…. “You inspire me”, ” Thanks I needed this”, “Keep going sis”, “You motivate me.” As long as I can reach at least one individual and help to empower them, there is no need to give up. Read more>>

Princess Pizza | Hair/Makeup/Multimedia Artist

The easy answer is that giving up is simply not an option at this point. Early in my career I wanting to give up so many times. I failed so many times. I had people who I admired that told me I couldn’t do it, I would never make enough money, and that I should just quit. When you’re at the lowest point, bawling your eyes out and thinking you’re not good enough there’s a little voice within you that believes in you and it tells you to keep pushing. I’m so glad I kept pushing because I am achieving my wildest dreams. Read more>>

Melody DeBraux

I don’t think you should ever give up on pursuing your dreams! Whether they be materialized in a different way from what you imagined, or the dream comes true scene for scene, it’s better to keep hoping and aiming for the best than it is to give up and live life wondering if you’d have succeeded had you not given up. I don’t think your ever too old to make your dreams come true. . Read more>>