The Fear Paradox While Trying To Be A Consistent Hiver

The fear of the unknown, a feeling that engulfs us when we want to make a vital decision in our lives. Fear is something that hinders us from achieving what we want to achieve, most times fear is that thing we need to over come to achieve that thing we need to achieve. This is the reason most people are scared to take risks, the reason most people get stuck in doing a particular thing for a long time like working in a place where they are undervalued because they are scared to leave and not find some where else. If you feel undervalued, you either take the risk to negotiate your worth or move to where you are valued. But getting stuck there because you are scared of losing your job is the fear paradox.
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The journey to financial freedom is not an easy one and no one claimed it is easy, fear gets us trapped in a state of comfort known as our comfort zone most times because we are scared to fail. But then, failure sometimes can be achieved without taking any risk, because life itself is risky. If you don’t take action, you don’t achieve anything, that alone is failure in my opinion. From the day you were born, life has been risky. If you decide to never try anything because you are scared of failing, you will never achieve anything. Failure is needed, it’s required to teach you a lesson. People get scared of failing in their first trial of giving a shot, but there is nothing wrong with failing.

Before starting my Hive blog, I was scared of getting 0 Likes or Comments because I felt no one would find my content on Hive worthy enough of being upvoted or liked. I thought my words where going to be meaningless, well, thats just the fear of the unknown trying to restrict me from creating content. But the thing that got me going was, Hive is a new environment I was getting into and no one knew who I was. It was my first experience, which is different because, when trying something new, I usually keep an open mind to enable me learn when I make mistakes. So that was what kept me going, I decided that, instead of focusing on being the best on Hive, I need to focus on learning from my mistakes on my Hive journey. I don’t have to be the best yet before I can make post, I can learn to have fun, catch fun and try to be the best version of yourself. This means putting a lot of effort in trying to be better. I am open to learning everyday.

Took me few weeks before I got used to making contents and being comfortable making contents without getting scared of being criticized for my contents by other readers. When I joined Hive, I just wanted to know what it is and how it is, but while being on Hive, I started learning things beyond just blogging and earning. I learnt the power of showing up everyday to accumulate wealth which is a great step to gaining financial freedom. This is something lots of people never had the opportunity of learning or knowing because of the fear paradox of creating content on Hive. They limit Hive to a platform where you blog and earn money, when they blog and not earn during their first few weeks on Hive, they conclude that they are failures and stop posting, some of them abandon Hive. But you can’t compare them to those guys that never tried posting at all because they were too scared and nervous to make their first post. I have a friend I brought to Hive who got scared of writing his introduction post because he was not confident enough to write about himself and post it to the public to read.

Can you give your first posting experience and how you felt posting on Hive for the first time?

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Hahahaha you thought so when you wanted to publish your first content? And now, look how good you are with words 😊 all in the past with the fear... Really cool

Well, I can't remember feeling any fear when I published my first content on Hive... I was so confident because the person who introduced me yo Hive gave me a really long talk on how Hive can be try your luck while you do your best.

I knew I wasn't going to get good upvotes but I also knew it was just a first to many so I didn't think any fear and just published it.

The post payout was way more than I thought of, even though I didn't know what the votes on the post meant then 😅 I was so happy when he told me I was so lucky.

All the same, I get the fear that comes with publishing a post.. I do have such sometimes in making post nowadays 🙈 ooops secret is out 😅

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My secret to making post is having low expectations on upvotes, this way when I get low upvotes, I don’t feel bad. This helps me make more post, if I am more optimistic on the upvotes more than the posting, I would have gotten discouraged a long time ago. Thanks a lot for your comment

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That's a good secret you have there... Keep growing with the big upvotes and getting more inspired to do better with the low upvotes... You know what I mean 😊

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Exactly, 😊 I know what you mean

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Good then, all the best

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Well, to be very honest, it still happens to me even though I'm over 4 years old.

I struggle every day with the feeling that no one cares about what I do or that because there are so many publications I won't be seen.

But I think that no one does what I do and that somehow I can stand out and make my mark, so I try to do my best every day and even though it's not easy to do something new every day, I feel great trying, and no matter if I fail, I know I can get up and keep going.

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Thanks a lot for sharing. In as much as we are plenty on Hive creating content, be rest assured that at least one person will see your post, read it and like it. You just have to leave your comfort zone and try it. They might not see it the first few times, and that’s okay, don’t feel too bad about it. but when they start getting used to seeing your name and post, they will come around.

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True bro, stepping out of the comfort zone can sometimes be difficult but necessary :D

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I don't like to remember these days as my first post were boring and the write-ups sucks.
Very funny if you see what I wrote like an innocent baby.

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😂 it’s expected, none of didn’t know anything about writing before joining Hive.

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You really need to start using some headers in your posts.

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Headers? Sorry I don’t know what you mean. You mean dividers?

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Thanks I know what headers are now, will be implementing on my post

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I felt lost on posting my first post, it was like I'm an alien, lol!

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