One of the things that uplines will teach their downline IBOs is that you are a failure if you quit. Some uplines will tell you if you never quit, you will eventually make it. That success might be right around the corner. Or if you go diamond after 30 years, it's still better than a job. Some uplines will make analogies of sports figures "never giving up". This is a subtle form of pressure to keep IBOs in the business. Many IBOs think they will be failures in life if they quit Amway. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In the world of business, sometimes quitting is simply a wise business decision. Can you imagine a stock broker who "never quits"? A stock will go bankrupt because the broker will "never quit"? Ridiculous. Sometimes the best option is to quit, regroup and come up with a better plan. An analogy to an athlete is insincere at best. Top athletes may never quit, but eventually, the game or tournament will end and that athlete will make adjustments or practice more to be better in the next game or tournament. Just as a business owner may quit several businesses before finding one that works for him and can deliver the goals that business owner has.
If you have big dreams of fancy cars and homes, quitting Amway doesn't mean you cannot accomplish these dreams and goals. It simply means you have to find another vehicle to accomplish it. You may have to do another kind of business, or maybe you will focus on your current job or business and allow it to flourish. I found that life after Amway was quite good for me. I progressed in my occupation and I currently earn a decent living and I am quite content. I have managed to save and invest and plan to retire comfortably with no debts.
If your Amway business is not what was advertised to you and if you aren't making a net profit that is worth your return on investment, then quitting is not a failure. It might be a wise business decision. You as an independent business owner, will have to assess your situation and decide what's best for you and your family.