ADHD is a unique diagnosis as it stands in a class that very few other “conditions” share.
From a medical standpoint ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The name itself sounds like a disease or condition that will plague the patient for the rest of their life… For many of us however, ADHD is a superpower.
Like any ordinary person that acquires a superhuman trait, ADHD requires that we learn how to control it and use it to our advantage.
For instance I used to feel like ADHD made it so I couldn’t learn. Thanks to an amazing counselor who believed in me and saw a bigger vision that I did; they explained that ADHD wasn’t the problem… Rather, the ADHD caused my brain to be able to absorb so much information at such an incredible rate; that I was bored with the normal pace that school progressed.
Endowed with this new frame of thinking I went to having almost F’s my freshman year of High School to a 4.0 my senior year.
I am now 43 and run my own business coaching highly successful executives. Had I let ADHD be a medical condition that I had to fix vs a super power that helped me be more than I thought I was, I’d probably be depressed and struggling to find joy in life.
Welcome to the brotherhood Logan! A life of massive accomplishment awaits you if you’ll embrace your superpower and make the most of it!