ADHD: An Asset or a Hindrance?

ADHD: An Asset or a Hindrance?

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) is not a death sentence, it simply means an answer to many of the questions you didn’t know to ask…and a lifestyle change. You may (most likely) begin to research ADHD and find yourself dealing with a multitude of encouraging advice, ads trying to sell you “cures” or at the very least “helpful daily solutions,” and then there’s those who suffered from ADHD for years and they have all the answers, or none at all.
Like I advise those actively seeking advice on writing, one size does not fit all. You are the only one who can choose what works for you. Long before I learned I had an ADHD mind, I had developed coping skills. I didn’t know why I was different from the other kids in school. All I knew was that I had to find ways to help myself because no one else was helping me. I was on my own.

Just Breathe

And so, I leave you, my fellow ADHD-er with this, take a deep breath and embrace your Attention-Deficit uniqueness. Your ADHD can be either a hindrance or helpful asset. It’s up to you to chose. For me, it’s been more of an asset than a hindrance, I am uniquely made and so is my writing, my creativity. Having ADHD was also a major asset in the computer world. My mind works fast, switching gears on a heartbeat or focusing so keenly on a chosen task that everyone else disappears.
So, you have ADHD. Why is that a bad thing? In my mind, it’s not. I love a challenge and having ADHD enables me to explore new options and areas most people never dream possible.

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