To pivot or to persevere? Or more bluntly – to give up or to not to give up? This is a haunting question, a question that has ramifications far after an answer has been chosen and it’s also a question that almost everyone in our community has had to face at one time or another. How do you know when to give up and when to keep trying?

David Landry | Artist & Set Designer

Always keep going. I do not believe in giving up. I do believe that some things are for seasons, though. So, ridding yourself of things that do not make you happy to make space for new things is merely an opportunity to go harder somewhere else. Every thing you take a stab at in life is a stepping stone to get you to your purpose. But ain’t no “giving up.” Read more>>

Ajani Davis | Author and Business Owner

I learned a good answer to this question recently just recently. If you have the feeling of giving up, all you had was a wish or hope. But if you have a desire, you will go through and see your product or service to the end. Read more>>

Brittany Davila | Teacher & Pastor

This is a loaded question, but I’m going to answer the best way I know how. If it’s toxic, let it go. Nothing worth while comes easy, and giving up with always sound like the most reasonable thing to do, but I’m here to encourage to keep going.One of the most common reasons of failure is the habit of giving up and quitting. Patience is produced in trials. Endurance is developed in the struggle. Building requires a “nevertheless” mentality. I once heard a story about a man who was digging for gold. Long story short, this man dug and dug and dug, and finally said I’ll never hit gold. Someone gets word that there is gold in that area, and he starts digging and 3 feet from where the other man stopped digging was gold. We are all 3 feet from success. Failure isn’t final, but it is necessary. Giving up is easy. Staying in the fight, takes something. A “nevertheless” mentality says, no matter what, I’ll keep going. Even if I have to walk alone, I’m going to keep going. No matter how many blows I take, I’ll keep getting back up. Read more>>