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.

Christian Cardona | Student, Photographer, & Entrepreneur

It took time for me to understand myself and realize what I’m capable of. From my experience, emerging from the COVID-19 lockdowns, and going through various personal struggles along with traveling and attending school, left me exhausted both physically and mentally. At the same time, I was provided with the choice of whether I wanted to keep steady on the path I was on or stray to become in charge of what I could do with my potential. Read more>>

Dallas Dillard | Musician, Composer, Educator

When I was younger, I had a sort of epiphany regarding work ethic and finding success. I saw musicians in their 20s working day by day to inch closer to their goals. On the other side, I saw ex-musicians in their 30s and 40s who decided that it wasn’t going to work, and that it was time to pursue new passions and lines of work. What I DIDN’T see were musicians who had spent 20+ years pursuing their dream, and having not found a level of comfort. Read more>>

Tierra Fluker | Author-Speaker-Minister-Serialpreneur-Podcaster-Aspiring Attorney

My daughter father and I were engaged to be married. I planned to have my daughter as soon as I was engaged. She came rather quick as I found out I was quickly pregnant. I was ecstatic to find out my daughter was pregnant and so was her dad. Three years later, Jade father and I broke up due to irreconcilable differences. However, we decided to go to family therapy to effectively co-parent. The therapy helped. Read more>>