Is ADHD a super power?
I’m sure I sound crazy, but my question is very real. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become more observant of behaviors that my entire life I thought were just me being lazy and a bad person. Two specific ones: impulse control and staying on task/focusing. Having been recently and officially diagnosed and medicated as an adult, I’m suddenly asking “is this what life is supposed to be like? Have I been missing out this whole time?!!” But over the years I’ve also been able to view and execute on things from a different lens than most because of the endless rabbit holes my brain goes down. It’s enabled me to come up with ideas and make connections that colleagues couldn’t. My obsession with perfection, yes has costed me years of time, but it’s also led me to produce some of the best work of my life. I’m now trying to find a balance. Trying to understand how I can use this circumstance to my advantage without costing me. What is your take? Have you found any benefits of having ADHD or has it enhanced your life in any way?