Meaning: progress requires effort and sacrifice. Origins
Rewrite 1: no aches, no results
Rewrite 2: to break the recordsn4 you have to bust7 some buns*
Rewrite 3: learning to walk requires some rug burns** along the way
Rewrite 4: we had to burn some fingers to light the first fires
*scroll down to “buns”
Comment: There are few direct corollaries to the original cliché. But the message can be stated just as eloquently without them.
More reading about clichés
What I found when I googled “clichés”:
• Animé Clichés: Common character attributes an animé cartooning.