ADHD research has proven that attention
difficulties are real, and therefore you should take ADHD seriously.
However, if you think about it, there are several aspects of ADHD
for which we all can be thankful. It may sound odd at first, but
consider the following “gifts” of ADHD:
Many very successful people credit their ADHD tendencies with helping
them envision creative solutions and ideas. Many famous pioneers,
entrepreneurs, artists, and scientists are thought to have had ADHD.
ADHD folks are full of courage and confidence. They are ready and
willing to take on any adventure.
see the big picture: Attention difficulties may cause someone
to miss the details, but consequently, people with ADHD are usually
very good at seeing a situation from all points of view. They look
at the big picture more often than others.
This almost needs no explanation. The hyperactive energy of ADHD
has been documented for more than 100 years, as seen in “The
Story of Fidgety Philip.” Hyperactivity requires a lot
of energy, and those with ADHD seem to have boundless energy.
adapt to change and chaos: Those with ADHD are used to
working in a disordered environment, and they have learned to adapt
well to changing situations
be with: The typical person with ADHD is a great storyteller,
is entertaining to talk to, and has a great sense of humor.
In addition to
these traits, ADHD also comes with ambition, hyperfocus,
intelligence, compassion, and sensitivity. So goes the old saying,
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” With this
attitude, you can find ways to appreciate the good side of ADHD.