We've all been there.

That place where we can't imagine continuing to push ourselves any further ... that place where every second feels like pure torture.  Somehow we find a way to convince ourselves to carry on, but there are times where we just can't seem to push through it, no matter how much negotiating we do. 

This, my friends, is what I like to call the "I Want to Quit" Zone. 

The IWQ zone is what separates the men and women from the boys and girls, and it's where successful people hang out.  The IWQ zone is where you need to go to get your results.  Just going there won't be enough, however. 

You'll need to become a charter member of the zone. 

You need to visit so frequently and stay so long that the other members know you by name, like Norm from Cheers. 

You need to make such a presence in the IWQ zone that you start getting mail delivered to you there. 

The I Want to Quit Zone is what separates the men and women from the boys and girls, and it's where successful people hang out. This is where you need to go to get your results. Just going there won't be enough, however. You need to make such a presence in the IWQ zone that you start getting mail delivered to you there.

Once this happens, you will be rewarded with the results you seek, along with a medal and a laurel wreath.

There are two entry-ways into this wondrous place, the gym and the plate.  Each entrance must be used with strategic regularity.  Failure to do so will get you expelled as an impostor.

Membership doesn't cost a single penny, but is by no means free.  You will pay for each entry into the zone in other ways ... sweat and cravings.

Yes, we've all been to the "I Want to Quit" zone.  How long you stay and how often you visit will determine your level of success.  Will I see you there?