no guts, no glory

No guts, no glory is another way of saying that the current situation is all about being brave and honest. This is best with regards to standing up for the things you believe in and going for your physical achievements. No guts, no glory can be used both in a physical and situational manner whereas you stand up for things you believe in for various situations or you have physical achievements where you show you are brave and honest as well as hardworking toward your goals.