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To be clear! My ADHD is as bad as it’s ever been. It has it’s gifts but for the most part it’s a huge pain in the ass.

Hey overly positive meme people, you can acknowledge both sides of the ADHD coin without sucking the positivity out of the conversation.

In fact, it’s an incredible disservice to do otherwise.

What if every time a child came to you asking for help you replied with, “Don’t sweat it. Your ADHD is a superpower and some day you’ll realize that.”

No! What she’ll realize is that her concerns are invisible to people who feel righteous in their denial under the guise of wanting to see disabilities in a positive light.

We aren’t asking to have sunshine blown up our assess. We’re asking to be seen as capable of more than a diagnosis suggests we are.

Now ADHD isn’t all bad, there are parts of it that are down right Amazing!

Yet the real challenges of it can weigh you down and take a lot of the joy out of life if you don’t act to mitigate their impact on your daily life.

The ability to be productive and accomplish what you want is the result of a growth mindset and relentless pursuit of strategies to help you work around your areas of challenge.

Not everyone will do the work though. Not everyone will experience what they’re truly capable of either.

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