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ADD - Don't Wallow

Jan 7, 2008
I have ADHD, and if you're a person who has ADD or ADHD, you know that life can be frustrating and hard at times. I mean, we can zone out at very important times or we might have clutter stacked to the ceiling or we forget something really important. Those things happen. But whether you're ADD or not, you're going to have issues and problems, and that's just how life works.

ADD just adds a layer of issues to the ones that linear-thinking people already have. But you can't let those irritations trap you. You need to figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are and make adjustments so that you're working with your strengths and not against them. For instance, I work online and have been very successful. I can hyperfocus on this because I love it and I know that it's making me successful. It's working with my ADD strengths.

I'm a creative person. I can come up with ideas very quickly, but I know I'm not a great finisher. So, I hired a staff of people who coordinate and finish these things for me, and it works! My business is growing and ADD doesn't get in the way at all. In fact, my company has made more than $1 million for a couple of years in a row now and we're growing. The system works out great. I'm the idea person, and though I do some of the work, when I'm bored with it, I move onto something else and the job still gets done.

If you know yourself, you can find a situation like this in which you'll thrive. Decide what it is you love to do and then, concentrate on it. If you're creative, you might want to try being an actor or singer or artist. If you're analytical and like to solve problems, you might want to be a detective or private investigator or even a systems analyst. You might make a great writer, too. The whole thing is to try and find out what you enjoy doing and concentrating on that.

You may be wondering how you figure that out. Well, try keeping a diary. Write down everything you do for two weeks. Highlight the events or activities that you enjoyed most every day, and in a couple of weeks, you should see a pattern begin to appear. If you need a bit longer, just keep writing in your diary until you do figure it all out, but you will. See what your strengths are and avoid the weaknesses.

Here's the thing... ADD doesn't have to slow you down. You can be successful and happy, but you have to figure out what you enjoy the most. You have special talents because of your ADD. You're creative, probably very intelligent, and you think at the speed of light. You just need to figure out what you like and where you abilities shine and then, set to work on them. You'll be amazed at how much this will transform your life.
About the Author
Tellman Knudson is a certified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner. Subscribe to his Free weekly ADD Success Tips newsletter and take the ADD test when you visit Instant ADD Success at http://www.instantaddsuccess.com/
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