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.

Kassandra Smith | Hairstylist

Honestly there have been plenty of times where i have wanted to give up. What keeps me going is the connections I have made throughout out the years, clients that have now become friends. I have the power to make people feel and look the best versions of themselves. I have been a therapist and confidant to my clients when they’ve needed that from me. So the good definitely has outweighed any of the bad moments. If it’s something you love and something you have evolved and excelled at. Keep going always keep going and success follows. Read more>>

Ashley Austin | Wood Sculpt & Weight Management Specialist

I don’t think giving up is ever the answer. Set backs will definitely happen, but giving up should not be a thought. Making alterations or pausing to analyze a solution for a better outcome is definitely key. I feel if you want it bad enough & understand the importance of your vision and where you’re going with it, you will take a million no’s and shed some tears to see the light of your success. Read more>>

Mark Eimer | Senior Art Director / Senior Designer

Soon after graduation, an agency creative director looked at my portfolio and told me, ‘colleges shouldn’t graduate people like you’. It was the best motivation I could have received. I went home, reworked the samples in my book, and kept going. How do I know when to give up and when to keep going? Read more>>