No gain without pain. The proverb really means that we cannot achieve real success in any field without great effort and sacrifice from our end. Prima facie, it may seem contradictory, for there are people who have gained wealth without any pain whatsoever.
When we take the case of the son of a millionaire, we know how he has come to inherit great fortune without any headache. But we can realize these are rare cases of luck, just like a man winning a lottery; which need not be counted on. For us it remains naked truth that success can be won only at the cost of hard work and ceaseless labor.
No pain, No gain. This is particularly true in the case of education. Students, who really aspire great success and scholarships, have to work hard. There is no royal road to learning. A scholar is not born;’ but made through hard work and perseverance. A student can never become a scholar unless and until he works hard, gives cent percent concentration on his books and studies. The story is also true in your professional life. If you start a business, at first you have to suffer loss. This is what the Pain is mean.
Once you suffer the pain, there is following the reward in form of Gain. So in all phase of life we have to accept this. No pain, no gain is certainly true for all the different aspects of life. It is also true in character-building. No one is naturally very good. A good and noble character is the result of constant sacrifice, patience, effort and struggle. It requires ceaseless effort to form good habits and to resist temptation, evil companions, bad books and vulgar films. Finally we have to accept that nothing can be achieved without real effort.