No Pain No Gain As Applied To Life

No pain no gain has been used by body builders for years. It’s an exercise motto coming into prominence in 1982 through Jane Fonda’s workout videos.  Body builders will tell you that you have to push yourself past that pain threshold if you want to get bigger and more defined muscles.

I personally believe that you can apply the no pain no gain principle to almost every facet of life.

No Pain No Gain As Applied To Blogging

no pain no gainMost bloggers who take on blogging as a money making venture don’t last all that long. I’ve lost count of bloggers who have fallen by the wayside since I started blogging way back in 2005. They reason for that is because most folk believe blogging for money is simple. All you have to do is get your blog live, place your affiliate links on your blog and sit back and wait for the money to roll in.

If only it was that easy. Truth be told it takes a whole lot of work just to make a little money, let alone a lot. You have to post regularly and those post have to be of really good quality. You have to continually update your blogs to keep up with the every changing parameters set out by Google and other search engines.

You have to find the right affiliates and then target the right audience in the hope that they’ll not only click on your affiliate link but actually go through with the purchase.

You have to go through the pain of late nights, time away from the family and the pain and frustration of seeing all these clicks on your affiliate links with very few sales coming in. Even marketing is a painful experience. It’s because the pain can be so excruciating that so many potentially successful bloggers fall by the wayside.

No Pain No Gain As Applied To Life

It really pains me when I see the attitude that the some of the younger generation has to their work ethics. It’s as if they believe that their employment is a right and not something that have to do well in in order to improve their position. They take sickies whenever they can because they, again, believe it’s owed to them.

I hear them complain about not getting more hours and when I give them advice it falls on death ears. I remember this one guy that took over 40 minutes to put away a cage of milk. When I told him that I could load up a cage, process it and put away the empties in 10 minutes his response was, “Hey, I don’t want to strain myself!” Honestly, if that is the work ethic he’s going to use throughout his life he’ll never get anywhere.

It may be painful starting at the bottom. It may even be painful having to take orders from some dickhead! Just keep the no pain no gain principle in mind. Sometimes you just have to push through the pain to get to the rewards on the other side.

No Pain No Gain & Losing Weight

Ever since getting my Fitbit Charge 2, which I reviewed here, I have continued to improve my fitness level,  not to mention to slowly lose weight. It’s my personal opinion that the reason for this is because once again I apply the no pain no gain principal. I see these people slowly strolling along happily thinking to themselves that they’re improving their fitness levels. Sure it’s better than sitting on your ass watching TV but unless you push yourself you’re not really getting much benefit at all.

Every time I go out I try to do a little better. It’s not easy but I love the exhilaration I feel in the knowledge that I’ve done a little bit better.

The question is are you willing to apply the no pain no gain principle to some facet of your life?

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I'm an Aussie blogger who loves to blog and share everything that I've learned on my blogging journey, including blogging tips and ways to blog for money. I am also trying to make my way on YouTube. You can follow my progress by subscribing to My Bonzer Channel.

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  1. Twitter:
    That is an awesome post. I also wanted to add here that people think working from home on the internet enabled laptop is easiest job in the world. Some of them even don’t consider as a job but they can never understand the footage of behind the scene. Actually, if there are no bloggers, things like search engines would start collapsing.
    No Pain No Gain in weight loss is very very true. I am experiencing it. Going to the gym every day is not easy at all.
    Anyways, thanks for the post. Enjoyed it
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  2. Twitter:
    As a member of many blogging groups the number one question I see people ask is “How can I monetise my blog?” When questioned, these people reply that they’ve only just started and have a meager handful of page views. I can almost guarantee that all these people who go into blogging to make money are unsuccessful. First you have to create interesting, engaging content that people actually want to read. If you are so focused on advertising, affiliates and selling to them then I really doubt that the content will be either engaging or interesting! People don’t seem to get this though, and are exasperated at the idea that it takes a lot of hard work to build a follower base first and isn’t just an overnight decision ‘to monetise’. Some excellent bloggers I know barely make enough to cover their site costs!


    1. Twitter:
      Actually Elise I believe that blogging for money is a lot harder than just providing good, quality content for people to read.It’s also about providing something they need. If you have something they need then they are more likely to buy and your more likely to make a sale.

      This means getting targeted traffic. There’s no point in trying to sell an apple to someone who is looking for an orange.

      I find that my lottery blogs are my biggest earners. Then it’s this one but most of my earnings on this blog is from advertising.
      Peter Pelliccia recently posted…Make Money OnlineMy Profile


  3. Twitter:
    Javant, interesting approach on the Fitness adage No Pain No Gain. I feel bad for the person that told you they didn’t want to strain themselves. I don’t even know what that means. These days we don’t much of a choice when it comes to getting things done. Although technology is really helpful, it is also very intrusive. The more work we have to cover just to keep up. What we were able to accomplish with typewriters (not to mention prior to typewriters) is amazing. You have a strong point, Blogging is not setting up affiliate links to your site and watching the money pile up. Tenacity is a bloggers greatest asset. Thanks for the post.


    1. Twitter:
      By strain themselves they meant they didn’t want to over exert themselves. For some people they feel like they’re owed their wages just for showing up to work.


  4. Twitter:
    You’ve got it totally correct Pete; well, except for a couple of typos I’ll point out at the end (to you new folks, he & I do this for each other & have been doing it for years lol).

    Writing the content has always been the easy part; the marketing and targeting and driving people to our blogs has always been the difficulty. Now the Big G is making it even harder to do, especially for new people, but for us long timers who weren’t with the first wave it’s even harder.

    Still, I know there are things neither you or I have ever done or ever wanted to do and that’s what’s held back our success. Maybe one day we’ll cross over the poisoned river and take a real shot at it. :-D

    Now, here’s the two errors, one in the first paragraph:

    “Body builders well tell…”

    “because they, again, believes…”
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    1. Twitter:
      Wow, only two typos! Heck, I must be getting better :tongue_laugh_ee:

      Actually Mitch, the most difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible task is converting that traffic to sales. If we could do that then our dream for a paying blogging career would become a reality. :drunk_tb:

  5. Great post, I’m in the pain phase (in the gym and blogging).. I actually gave up on affiliate links and focused on our service offering instead so I know that it can take a lot of work!


    1. Twitter:
      Hey Steven, there’s no reason why you can’t have both. Who knows, there may be someone who would be interested in the affiliate links and if that is the case it can be considered as an added service.
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  6. I always recommend people find motivation that will help them through the pain portion of gains. Being successful isn’t easy, and it’s definitely not something that is given for no reason. But each person needs to identify what will motivate them through the pain of failing (failing a lot in most cases). It’s all about your willingness to make sacrifices in some areas so you’ll be successful in others. Whether it’s money or fitness, you will have to sacrifice something in order to be successful.

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