2nd Half As A Newbie || MY GOALS FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS

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It's almost a year now since I found this beautiful place that many of us call home (particularly myself). It is home for me, mostly because of the intricacies involved with connecting with real minds and real thoughts.

However, being a newbie here, as it should be, has come with many challenges, such as not knowing what the frigging hell you are doing, and then everything on Hive seems so overwhelming. But over time, with turning up, I began to warm up to many things and gained more understanding.


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𝙸𝚝 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚎 𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚗𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚍𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚍𝚘𝚎𝚜𝚗’𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚐𝚘𝚊𝚕. 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚐𝚎𝚍𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚗𝚘 𝚐𝚘𝚊𝚕𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑.
— 𝙱𝚎𝚗𝚓𝚊𝚖𝚒𝚗 𝙴. 𝙼𝚊𝚢𝚜

This is basically to say that I really did not have much of a perspective on where I was going with my growth here. All I was interested in was learning and earning (yeah, that's important too).

But like I have said, I have been learning, and I have learned that growth can only be effectively and efficiently achieved with deliberate planning. And although I have never really put my thoughts on where I'd like to be in a few months, I have had sketchy conceptions about what it is I would like to see myself become. And thanks to the Hive Learner's prompt, I am thinking a little deeper and journaling them.

Here we go...

I have only been on Hive for 6 months (since I made my intro post), and I must admit, I have really done quite okay. This is because I have been able to achieve certain feats within such a short time. Examples are my reputation, my HP, and the number of friends I have been able to connect with.

So now, for the rest of the 6 months to come, I am choosing to be deliberate about my growth. And I will be focusing mainly on the following:

  • ʀᴇᴘᴜᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ

I am aware of how harder it becomes to increase in reputation as one goes up, and that it really depends on large stakeholders. But having a goal to reach should help keep one's eyes fixed on the target: growth.


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I currently have a reputation of 65. With six months to go until I complete a year on Hive, I want to have a rep of 68. Like I have earlier established, it gets harder. And although I may feel tempted to long for 70, I would rather want to chase something quite realistic and surpass it than raise the bar too high and then disappoint myself eventually.

  • ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴘᴏᴡᴇʀ

So, up till this moment as I write, I have never powered down, so my HP has been on steady growth since I have been here. I do not intend to power down soon. As a matter of fact, I intend to not power down at all till I have spent a year being active on Hive.

I do understand that situations may arise that could require me to power down. But I guess that's life for you; throwing the unexpected at you. With all things being equal, I am hoping to keep my HP growing as it sure increases my voting power, which I could in turn use to support my friends and other authors.


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I currently have a HP of 722.869. I have been able to achieve this in 6 months, which was not attained by conscious effort. With deliberate planning, I am aiming to reach a HP of 1500.

  • ʜʙᴅ sᴀᴠɪɴɢs

I actually have never kept HBD in savings before. I have always wanted to, knowing the 20% APR and how effective it can be in helping one grow their savings. But due to the fact that I have been needing most of my author rewards, I never saw much importance in keeping some money away.

Now that I think about it, if I had actually been putting away some HBD, no matter how little, I might as well have had quite a significant number in HBD savings, and that'll make me prouder of myself now.


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From now on, I will save 3.5 HBD per week, which is 0.5 per day. And by the end of the next six months, I should have 90 HBD in my HBD savings account. I will set up a recurring transfer to HBD savings to do this transaction automatically. I just figured that I can’t, so I’m finna have to do it by my friggin self. :)

  • ɪɴᴠᴇsᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs

There is not much I know yet about investments in Hive. I am familiar with many names (or types), but there really is just one that I know of; the BRO token.

From what I understand so far, holding just enough BRO tokens can earn you goodies. And if I am able to amass just enough BRO tokens, over time I should be able to earn my "investment" back while still having my investment in the token.


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One BRO token costs about 7 Hive now. They are quite expensive. I am hoping to have 5 BRO tokens in 6 months. This will cost me about 1.46 Hive every week. Things may, however, turn out really well and I may be able to buy much more. But I am sticking with something really small for now.

  • ᴇɴɢᴀɢᴇᴍᴇɴᴛ

The concept of engagement cannot be overemphasized. It is the very foundation of making connections that will last. It is how we prove our indebtedness to the ecosystem. It is how I was taught by @starstrings01, my mentor.

And I've been doing quite an okay job since I started, but things have been shaky lately. I am not as active as I once was. I intend to fix that, and even more, take it up a notch.

Beyond the numbers on my following and my followers, I am more interested in making actual connections. The increasing numbers of my followers are actually quite encouraging, to be honest. The feeling one gets that one is actually growing in the space is quite satisfying. However, I am keen on actually building relationships that are much more meaningful and purposeful.

I have met a lot of amazing people here on Hive in just the little time that I have known them. I have gotten really close to the majority of them, and boy am I glad to have met them. Their support has gone (and still goes) a really long way in helping me grow. If they find this, I'd like to say THANK YOU.

What's now the way forward?

I have only made 2,648 so far, and that is way less than I intended to have made by this time. I aimed at reaching 7000 by this time. It was not impossible to reach, but then many setbacks came, and I also became really lazy. Yeah, I admit that.

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I am now choosing to be intentional with my growth and take engagement really seriously. I have come to love it anyway. I will now pursue the same goal I set months ago: reaching 7000 comments.

I may very well pass this mark as it really is achievable as long as I show up every day. Again, I have come to love this space, so why not? Unless I am leaving.

In Summary ...

I am aiming to achieve the following in 6 months:

  • Reach a reputation of 68.
  • Attain 1500 HP.
  • Bag 90 HBD in savings.
  • Acquire 5 BRO tokens.
  • Make 7000 comments - as they would mean I have been invested into connecting more.

We see again on the 19th of April, 2023, the very day I made my intro post.


D͏e͏a͏r͏ f͏u͏t͏u͏r͏e͏ m͏e͏ (i͏n͏ s͏i͏x͏ m͏o͏n͏t͏h͏s͏), I͏ c͏e͏l͏e͏b͏r͏a͏t͏e͏ y͏o͏u͏ f͏o͏r͏ h͏a͏v͏i͏n͏g͏ a͏c͏h͏i͏e͏v͏e͏d͏ t͏h͏i͏s͏ g͏o͏a͏l͏. Y͏o͏u͏ s͏e͏t͏ g͏o͏a͏l͏s͏ t͏h͏i͏s͏ t͏i͏m͏e͏, a͏i͏m͏e͏d͏ a͏t͏ a͏c͏h͏i͏e͏v͏i͏n͏g͏ t͏h͏e͏m͏, a͏n͏d͏ y͏o͏u͏ d͏i͏d͏ a͏c͏h͏i͏e͏v͏e͏ t͏h͏e͏m͏. Y͏o͏u͏ a͏r͏e͏ o͏n͏e͏ s͏t͏e͏p͏ c͏l͏o͏s͏e͏r͏ t͏o͏ g͏r͏e͏a͏t͏n͏e͏s͏s͏. H͏o͏w͏e͏v͏e͏r͏, i͏t͏ d͏o͏e͏s͏ n͏o͏t͏ s͏t͏o͏p͏ h͏e͏r͏e͏. T͏h͏e͏ f͏u͏t͏u͏r͏e͏ a͏w͏a͏i͏t͏s͏ y͏o͏u͏. G͏o͏ b͏a͏c͏k͏ t͏o͏ t͏h͏e͏ d͏r͏a͏w͏i͏n͏g͏ b͏o͏a͏r͏d͏ a͏n͏d͏ r͏e͏v͏i͏s͏e͏ y͏o͏u͏r͏ n͏e͏w͏ p͏l͏a͏n͏s͏ (a͏s͏s͏u͏m͏i͏n͏g͏ y͏o͏u͏ h͏a͏v͏e͏ m͏a͏d͏e͏ a͏n͏o͏t͏h͏e͏r͏ s͏e͏t͏). Remember to be realistic. :)



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ℍ𝕖𝕪, 𝕚𝕗 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕖𝕟𝕛𝕠𝕪𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕡𝕠𝕤𝕥, 𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕝𝕪 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕒 𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕥, 𝕣𝕖𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕘, 𝕠𝕣 𝕦𝕡𝕧𝕠𝕥𝕖. 𝕀𝕥'𝕝𝕝 𝕤𝕦𝕣𝕖 𝕓𝕖 𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕕.
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𝒮𝑒𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓃𝑒𝓍𝓉 . . .



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Six months down the lane, you have been doing so well. Thanks to your mentor @starstrings and your willingness to learn.

You will do better if you fix those things.

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My first six months have been great for me, and I owe it to @ starstrings. I will continue trying to keep the drive.

Thank you.

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Wonderful! 😳
See plans nau and the letter to end am self just follow well 😁

God when! 😂

These plans are very much achievable but you sure say 5 Bro nor too small to achieve in six months? 🤔🤪

Add more joor... Like having 30 Bro before 6 months time. You'll be shocked that you achieved it 😁

All the best with your goals... I like your first image by the way 😏

See you on April to come and do "Cheers" to your goals achieved and one year in the platform.

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😂

What plans? Plans like crumbs before you. 😂

You say 5 BRO small, bah?? Be like you want make I dey run pass my shadow. It's expensive, that's one. And then I have other things I am needing money for nau; things like "living off Hive, HP, HBD savings." Moreso, I have not even learnt so much about it yet, so it is much safer I start really small. You know how market can be nau. See as Hive dey drop😭

Well, we'll see in April again on this matter. Hopefully, I surpass every mark set, and then I'll tag you too.

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What plans? Plans like crumbs before you. 😂

Is you that know what you're saying o 😏😂

I understand sha, just achieve the ones you want to and set another... You'll learn more about the token with time.

Hive price dey give me tears but I still dey hope for one side say I go fit get enough before the price skyrocket 🙈😁

Will appreciate the tag.

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It is the moment I buy that the price keeps dropping. I just dey wonder, "What a life!" 😂

But it does not mean, anyway. I'll just hodl till it goes up again.

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As in ehn... It happens to so many of us 🥲 but we keep hodl and buy more if we can 😁

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Wow😳 this is huge for 6months
I covet this and I'm quite sure that you be done a whole lot of work
Congrats man, this is great

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If you mean what I have achieved in six months is much, then I guess so. But if it is that you mean what I am aiming to achieve in the next six months, then I don't think so: I actually think they are quite small.

But thank you.

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The work you've done for the past six month as a newbie is much and hopefully next six month is definitely for g to be huge because already you are established in and you've gained a lot of knowledge already.

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I am hoping to get myself more involved with many things as well. I am only taking things one at a time.

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Your goals are very achievable and that is how it should be, I believe you are going to achieve them. The Bro tokens are really expensive but like you said it has so many goodies, hehe.

Your engagement has been really poor and I understand that it's because you have been busy with other things even offline but I'm happy you want to be intentional about it now, good luck dear.

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Yeah, I know the goals may be quite small, especially to big people like you. It is just safer to set things that are small and achieveable, rather than things that are big and not easily realisable.

I know BRO tokens are quite expensive. That's why I am going to be grabbing it little by little. 5 maybe small, but putting stufff like HP, HBD savings, living off Hive and all that, 5 is probably the best to start with for me.

Your engagement has been really poor

Thank you for the direct hit...😁 I think I need that.
I have not been inactive on Hive just because of other things I am into. I am basically relenting. I know that's bad, but it's a good thing I have people like you to let me know. I am now trying to fix myself. Thanks, Hope. Hopefully, you'll see around more now.

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Hahaha, you are just so funny, well I thought they were small but I know why they were small because if you don't achieve them I will spank you, lolz.

Yes, it's just better to buy the Bro tokens little by little so it won't affect you too much, hehe, that's what I'm also doing too.

I know I sounded too straightforward but I had to say it because I know I said I was rooting for you and I had to tell you the fact. Well, I'm happy you know I was right and you are going to try henceforth, that's what I like to hear. Good luck!

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Your journey seems so good and also you have learn a lot about things. Keep doing the good work 😃👌🏻

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Yeah, I have learned quite a lot so far. There is, however, much work to be done and more learning too. So I am pressing for more and hoping to achieve them.

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Good luck on reaching 1.55k HP soon! It's pretty doable too and within another few months, you'll get there.

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I guess 1.5k HP is pretty achievable, even in few months. If I do achieve my goals in a very short while, then it'll be encouraging to move on to the next phase, rather setting the bar so high and then flopping.

Thank you.

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Wow brother, it's a really beautiful plan you have structured here. I'd like to say a thank you for this post because you are not just setting the bar for yourself but also helping the conscious mind of a junior newbie like me to be set for effective fun.

@hopestylist, I'll keep your advice about engagement in mind💝.

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That's a good one Bobby, I wish you all the best, I know you can do it since you want to, that's what matters just as Starstrings had explained in his previous post, that almost everything revolves around our minds, so i believe that now that you have it mind to grow, you will grow.

Thank you so much for taking my little advice, I hope to see you at the top Bobby 🥰.

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I'll also keep your advice in mind 🤧🤧🤧, I really need this, thank you.

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Smiles, I'm honored dear, I'm happy you also took your time to read it 🥰.

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You could try to do the same too. I mentioned how I did now have any plan when I started and just went with the flow. It's actually very much understandable for a newbie. But it'll make your growth on Hive more efficient if you put goals in place.

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am choosing to be deliberate about my growth

Wow .. intentional Olujay 🥰👌

See better goals...see achievement so far ..indeed you are deliberate in your activities here and I am optimistic about you attaining the set goals on ur first year in hive.

The ending letter is superb 👌
Loving it ❤️

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😁

I know my goals may be quite small, but I guess it's better to achieve small goals rather fail with large goals.

You are one of the people wey dey always ginger me ma. Thank you always, for your support and encouragement.

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Whao! This is such an eye opener to me. You know when you preach something and think you're doing it, but then your eyes suddenly get opened to the fact that you still have so many areas to replicate it.

I've always been preaching 'have goals', but I just realized now that I have no goals here on hive, I'm just moving (blindly, and accepting whatever comes).

I'm going to create my 'hive goals' now and have something to work towards, thanks to you 🤗.

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Goals are basically like reference point to which one can compare one's progress with. One can easily measure one's progress and determine the necessary action that need to be taken in order to ensure growth.

I believe that if you do set your Hive goals now that have only just joined, you will do much better than I have done in six months. And also, you'd find that doing Hive will be much fun and deliberate, rather than just spontaneous unintentional.

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Yes yes, very true, I'll be able to take it seriously then.

Thanks.

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Oh... How did I forget this

I would rather want to chase something quite realistic and surpass it than raise the bar too high and then disappoint myself eventually.

You don't know how much this quote has changed my mindset now.
I used to raise the bar too high and then disappoint myself. But now I've realized, it's okay to take it easy if you're just starting out and the challenge yourself once you're into the game than plan to do so much and then disappoint yourself when you're just starting out.

Thank you so much.

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You are not alone in that ship. I used to set really high goals to reach, and then I just let myself down in the end because I never reached them. It's deceit to oneself to aim for things that demand more than we can offer. But knowing better is what matters, and we both do now. We should do better now.

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In a way goal setting makes your goal easier to achieve.
An awesome post,love the energy and transition.
Found via @dreemport

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Exactly! They make your efforts much easier to put in and not feel overwhelmed.

Thank you for reading!

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Impressive growth and engagement for six months.

!WINE

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Such a feat!
Congratulations on your achievement, you have been really consistent💪🏼

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A feat, maybe. But I am not sure about being consistent. I do intend to be from now.
Thanks for reading.

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Wow. I used to believe you’ve spent more than this on hive.

There is nothing better than setting down your goals and aims.. it is a whole motivation.
Your goals are very realistic. I hope you get to reach them and even more.

@starstrings01 is a really good teacher. Thanks for your support too. You are also a nice teacher. I appreciate🙏

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Nah...I am a newbie like you.

It's been a week I made these goals, and since then, I have been more conscious about my activities and efforts to growing.

I am hoping to first reach them (the goals), and then developing even better one when I do so.

Thank you for your kind words.

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You will surely reach them.

You are welcome.

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For some reasons I thought I had commented on this post. Thank you @lizizo for tagging me.

Bro, you are making badass plans and I see greatness ahead. One thing I pray for you is to be Consistent (you self know why) but I trust you on this tough.

By the way I love the markdowns of this post. I don’t mind being trained so I can make beautiful articles.

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Yeah, that happens, actually. You'd think you left a comment and then come back to find that you didn't. I feel it may just be the network sometimes.

Don't worry, I am being consistent about this one. My problem is that I often am not willing to start small. I just want to go big quick sometimes, and then end up not doing anything. That's why my plans for Hive are actually small.

And for the markdowns, I simply learned from the best.

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Wow! This is so inspiring...I hope I can be as eager as you.. Keep it up!

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Hive is a place I have come to love. So, I am always eager about growth here.

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Congratulations on your achievement, you are setting records, I think you have studied the SMART CODE very well and you implemented it by setting your goals.

I wish you more wins and achievements, continue to spread love and be happy always!!

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Goals help give directions and bearing. And I need those in my journey here on Hive.

Thank you for your kind words.

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Wow just six months on hive and you have been able to achieve that amouth of HP. I must say that’s amazing,because I thought you have been long that that here and I believe with consistency you will sure achieve your desire Hp which is 1500HP and other goals.

Goodluck❤️😊.

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