no gain without pain


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no gain without pain

Only by facing, dealing with, or subjecting oneself to difficulty or hardship will one truly improve or progress. I know these training sessions are hard work, but you've got to do it if you want to be a contender for the championship. no gain without pain! The road to becoming a doctor is long, hard, and exhausting, not to mention expensive! But no gain without pain.
See also: gain, no, pain, without