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.

Patty Candelario | Tarot Reader and Astrologer

I don’t believe it is a question of giving up or to keep going. It is a call to stay curious and keep learning. There are days where it feels like things are not growing on time or I question if what I am doing is sustainable. Then, I let it breathe. I pick up a book or catch up with someone in the field I admire and if feel a spark of inspiration. Read more>>

Mary K McDonald | Artist

I think that being an artist you have times of setting things down and abandoning your work. Personally, I always have about 5 different ideas circulating which can make it difficult to focus on one project. Did you know it takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes to get in the creative “zone.” I recently became a mother and I quit my job, I was an art teaching in Durango, Colorado. Read more>>

Michelle Kaye | Founder & Executive Director of Operation Equine

This is a very personal question, incredibly relevant especially over the last 2 and 1/2 years. I recently heard that there is a fine line – but a very important one – between faith/trust/belief and of KNOWING. And that knowing rarely comes from one’s head, rather from one’s heart…. Read more>>

Geoff Mueck | Musician, Visual Artist & Public Speaker

For me, there is no other choice but to keep going. Adversity has reared it’s ugly head many, many times during my artistic career but giving up was never an option; and I’ll tell you why. It’s because I’ve engrained creativity into my daily routine. It’s become part of my daily ritual. Read more>>