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
Most 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?