A diagnosis is NOT a license to remain stuck in life. Especially in the area of mental health.
Many look to the deficit laden criteria of their diagnosis (e.g. ADHD) and use it as evidence they CAN’T do something.
This is a very disempowered way of viewing the diagnosis.
A more empowered way to see it is as a map of your skill gaps. Gaps that can be reduced in size with the right strategies.
A diagnosis shows you where your unique struggles are and where you need to focus your personal growth efforts.
You CAN increase your competence in areas where you now struggle. It may be harder than for most but so what?
Do the work because that process, that journey will provide opportunities beyond improving your abilities in say, focus, impulse control or organization.
You can also increase your capacity for self-compassion, patience, resilience and more.
You don’t get big biceps in a day, nor do you build the emotional muscle of resilience without walking the path to get you there.