Never give up. It’s advice that is thrown around daily – but is it always right? We asked some folks we admire about their thoughts around how to know when to give up and when to keep trying

Cody Montes | Photographer & Mom

Honestly, giving up is just not an option. I have had a passion for photography ever since I was a little girl. I have had family and friends throughout my life urge me to get into photography, and I never did. Finally, after having my son, I decided it was time to make a real go of things and share my passion with the world. Read more>>

Danielle Deihl | Food Content Creator

To decide whether to keep going or give up I ask myself one core question, am I happy? There are many things in life worth pursuing, and some may turn out to be difficult to attain. To decide whether to keep working towards something, evaluate if you are still happy in that journey and intended end result. This could be regarding a career, a job, or a hobby. Personally, I have food content accounts on Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok. Do I have as many followers as I may have hoped for at this point in my timeline? No. Does creating content for and getting to interact with others through these platforms make me happy? Absolutely. So I continue creating, even if some days it is just for me. Read more>>

Dezmond Walker | Singer-Songwriter & Visual Artist

Life gets hard. Following your dreams gets hard. Achieving something great gets hard. Sometimes it gets so hard to where you want to throw in the towel. I’ve learned and seen time and time again, if it’s in your heart push through and watch you achieve whatever it is you set out for yourself. Dreams and goals have to have some form of adversity or else nobody would truly appreciate them. When I feel like giving up, I take a step back and look at how far I came. I then see I’ve come to far to just throw it all away. Then little confirmations here and there come as I continue to pursue. Read more>>