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.

Lorane Rhoden | Lifestyle Blogger & Digital Content Producer

This is a very important question as I feel entrepreneurs are faced with this daily. If there is something I constantly think about the minute I get up until I fall asleep, I know this is an idea worth pursuing. The know-how comes along naturally, the right people somehow enter my life to help me execute and things are just aligned! It’s a spark I can’t explain that comes from within. This is how I know I can’t give up. On the other hand, I usually give up after giving something a maximum of three failed attempts. This clearly indicates that it is not for me and that my efforts and energy are best suited elsewhere. Read more>>

William Ramirez | College Recruiter & Independent Artist

Whether to give up or keep going is a highly subjective question; however, when you have something you truly believe is worth fighting for then there’s no reason to give up. In my personal life, I’ve given up a lot and failed probably even more. It’s important to learn that it’s okay to fail, and have the feelings of wanting to give up. I’m sure there’s not a single person who doesn’t go through feelings of wanting to give up. Giving up sometimes follows with instant relief of not carrying the burden of the world on your shoulders, and in other situations maybe you find yourself with intense feelings of guilt. Read more>>

Nataliia Mandryk | Content creator, Model

First of all, you need to remind yourself why you started. How you imagined the end result and what difficulties you imagined to have at the beginning of the journey. Losing motivation and the desire to give up are quite normal. We are used to living in a comfort zone and if something goes wrong, (whether it’s the task of losing weight or the road to opening a business) we experience stress and psychologically want to avoid it. In these moments, you need to ask yourself – Read more>>

LB VIII | Recording Artist & Creator

I believe if the passion is there you should always keep going, no matter what. It’s ok to slow down or take a break but I’ll rarely advise someone to flat out give up, that’s something you need to decide for yourself. I will say though, you should always put yourself and your mental health first. If what you’re pursuing is taking a big toll on your mental health and taking a break or slowing down isn’t cutting it then maybe it’s time to move on. Read more>>

Diamond Williams | Personal Basketball Coach

Although they may have been times where I wanted to give up , I always keep going because I remember why I started my business. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is to quit but my parents didn’t raise a quitter , so whatever I start I have to follow through with it . So my answer will always be to keep going even when challenges/obstacles presents itself . Read more>>

Jules | Founder of Deco Miami Cosmetics

I’ve had a lot more good days than bad days since I began my entrepreneurial pursuit, and I feel excited to start every day knowing it’s mine for the taking. Everyone has different goals when they start their businesses, and mine has always been to find a way to feel that excitement about my work which propels me forward. Read more>>

Nephtalie Hyacinthe | Public Relations Strategist

To know if one should keep going or give up on a goal to me is a combination of things that involves the heart, the mind, and the want. I encountered many obstacles as a publicist in which I could have walked away from my career. 1) I had to lay it all out and analyze everything. I had to think deep to see if public relations is something that I really love. Is it something that I would do even if I don’t get compensated for it. 2) I had to also think of what I am not willing to do no matter the offer. In other words, I can’t be bought. Read more>>