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?

Missy Borden | Mixed Media Artist

This is a tough question to answer as its rarely a clear cut decision. I would have to say though, because I work from an instinctual and intuitive place where one decision informs the next and a conversations takes place with color and marks, I am in tune to what works for me and what doesnt. I guess that kind of leads me to my next thought- keeping going and giving up can kind of be the same thing in art making. If I paint over a painting with white gesso and start over, some may think “well, you gave up” others might say “you kept going”. I think it just depends on the way you think about it. Read more>>

Cory Clarke | Co-Founder at Kind Dub

For us, our philosophy has always been to work hard and pursue our dreams. This rings true in our creative endeavors, our careers, and our everyday lives. When you believe in something and you’re truly passionate about it, there’s neither an alternative nor a reason to ignore or feed that part of your soul. There’s always an opportunity to learn more, grow, adapt, and reinvent yourself and what you do. Read more>>

Brandon BA303 | Recording Artist

I have a firm belief that it is never the time to give up. Many people and situations can have drastic changes right after what may seem like a very hard time or challenge, this is the time to work harder than you ever have. Grind harder than you ever before thought possible. Many artists and people take years and years to achieve their goals and dreams and if they had given up they wouldn’t have succeeded and they are no different than you and I. Never give up. Never give in. Read more>>