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.

Shauna Smith | Broker Associate & Realtor

I used to believe that success was defined by the salary earned, recognition of others, and being able to purchase material items like houses, cars and vacations. In reality, I think success is being able to determine my own daily schedule, building lasting relationships with my clients, finding time to escape from the rat race and focus on self-care, and always being able to spend time with my family and friends. Read more>>

Tobias Peltier | Tattoo Artist, Painter

This is a hard question to answer. Theres a lyric that comes to mind that has become almost like a mantra to me – “so when you need me, ill be outside throwing rocks at the moon every night until the day I die”. I think the pursuit of success is where you find success. To me, success isn’t an end goal – its static and ever-changing. Success is staying hungry, and being the best version of yourself that you know how to be. Read more>>

Kristin Dennis | Yoga Instructor, Vibroacoustic Therapist and Artist

As a young adult, much of my mental and physical energy was focused on achievement. This was gauged by attaining a certain grade, beating opponents in sports, ensuring I got the first-place awards… Success! I applied this same perspective and goal to yoga. It only made sense. I knew I was getting better through working myself hard. Always sore, always gritting my teeth with intense focus, enduring longer yoga sequences in heated sessions. I knew what I was doing, I was succeeding! Read more>>