To persevere or to pivot is a question that do-ers have been asking themselves since the beginning of time. It’s never a straight road when you are doing something new, blazing a trail, breaking a ceiling, or pushing boundaries, so it’s only natural to wonder whether to give up midway. How do you know whether to keep going or to give up?

T The Phenomenal | Musical artist

I think the key is to not even have that mindset in your head. I’m not doing music with the mindset or thought of giving up, but of succeeding and prospering. So don’t ever give up when it gets rough— and it will get rough— just keep going full sail ahead Read more>>

Nathan Harris | Tattoo Artist & Studio Owner

That is a simple answer for me, really. Giving up isn’t really an option, as I would rather fail, than quit. At least if I fail, I know I gave it my all, and I learned a way that doesn’t work. It isn’t even a failure if it helps you learn what you needed. Read more>>

Sincere Harrison | Hip hop Artist

When things get tuff that’s when you keep going, when things look like they aren’t going to work out that’s when you go 110% & give it your all. Read more>>

Young Tez | Rapper with a Camera

I ask myself that question often. It’s been plenty times in my career where I felt as if I wasn’t doing enough or I wasn’t giving it my all and just wanted to give up. I’m sometimes would pray about it, asking God if this is even for me or not. Then things would happen, sooner than later a door would open up to give me a little more fuel, or I’d get a post from a fan saying how my music helped motivate them or get them through their day. Things like that is what reminds me that I have a bigger purpose and to keep at it because you never know who’s paying attention and who and how you will impact that person/s life. Read more>>

Memz Beats | Music Producer / Beat Maker

I’ve had a continuing passionate fire in me that’s never died down for creating music. My heart and mind’s been set on creating. If I decide to stop making music I honestly feel that I would become physically ill. There is absolutely no reason why anyone should ‘Give Up’ on making music, or even ‘give up’ trying to pursue a goal or business idea that the average person would find impossible. The average day to day person seems to have limited themselves. It almost seems like their minds are in a ‘corporate box’ where the only thing we can do in life is to follow the flock of society. I encourage everyone to challenge themselves and think outside the box and live. If we don’t LIVE then we’re only existing. Read more>>

Penelope James | Photographer

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the creative muse and the sense of urgency that often accompanies it. I recently heard on a radio program that the creative muse circles the world looking for that one person willing and ready to become the outlet it needs, and if you aren’t ready or willing, it will move on to the next person. That really resonated with me because oftentimes a project comes out of nowhere and there is no clear purpose, but the need to focus on it and complete it becomes so intense, as if nothing else in the world matters at all. If we step outside of this creative realm, we can start to question it; what will people think, is this a ridiculous idea, etc. Read more>>