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

Def Adept | Music Producer, Musician, Healer, Sonic Shaman

If to give up is ever an option, you aren’t doing the right thing. Passion has no beginning and no end. There are times when the channel you’re traveling in may not be conducive to furthering your art. When this is the case its best to consult your sages and wise-people on how to get back on track. Read more>>

Kiara Tymec | Prop Maker & Cosplayer

I think that if you truly love to do something or you want something badly enough you should never ever give up. There will always be people in life that try to shut you down and make you feel like what you’re doing isn’t worth your time, but if it’s something that you enjoy and believe in, it’s worth pushing through. I’ve had my fair share of these people myself, and sometimes this question does come to mind. Still, giving up has never been something I’ve ever considered because I know that if I did I would instantly regret it. However, if you start doing the thing you used to love for other people or just to create content, I think rather than giving up, it would serve you best to shift your focus to something else for the time being to get your creative purpose back. Read more>>

Frank | 3D printing and Cosplay/Prop Instructor

“You’ve inspired me to buy a 3D Printer!” “I never knew I could make something like this!”“You’re the reason I started making cosplay!” I couldn’t have done this without your videos!” That’s why I haven’t given up. If I had a dollar for every DM or comment I’ve received in similar fashion to those above I could retire right now and live happily ever after. But that doesn’t sound fun either to me. Through this hobby and maybe one day career; I found a wonderful passion for teaching people how they can make nearly anything they want using this new and growing technology. I started this hobby with a relatively selfish goal; I’ve wanted my own 3d Printed Iron Man suit ever since my late father brought me to the first movie. However that point of entry for me was just the tip of the iceberg. Read more>>

Cathy Leff | Cultural Consumer and Entrepreneur, With Interests From Popular Culture To The Fine Arts, From Hyper Local To Global Interests

Generally, when it gets really difficult or challenging, you keep going; it’s always easiest to give up–on anything. That’s not to say you always succeed. But, I have only regretted not trying. Read more>>

Aliyah Thompson | Nani Organics

If it doesn’t make you happy or benefit you in any type of way, shape or form.. Let it go. If you see that you have the ability to change someone’s life or make it better, you should keep going. Read more>>

Nadim Tabsch | Artist, Author and Educator

I think often times, people follow their dreams and get discouraged if they do not see their success rapidly flourish. When you create your own brand, there will be growing pains. In my experience, I had to deal with a lot of “opinions” and struggled to push my artistic concepts. Understanding that rejection can be part of the process, slow sales and a lack social media growth can also be discouraging when starting your own brand. However, the important thing to remember is that consistency pays off, continuing your brands growth and finding creative ways to push your ideas through the market is one thing, but putting yourself in the mindset that your brand is the market can be a helpful perspective. When to give up? When you lost passion for what you are doing, if you feel indifferent about your project, then it may be time for you to switch gears and explore things that spark your interest at a greater level. Read more>>