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Whilst ADHD is characterised by many challenges, it can also be a superpower.
ADHD is situationally variable. In the right situations where their ADHD is understood, challenges mitigated and strengths harnessed, children with ADHD can thrive because of their ADHD, not in spite of it (often out shining and out performing their neurotypical peers).
There are many talented and creative entrepreneurs, thought leaders, actors and musicians who all have ADHD - Emma Watson, Simone Biles, Justin Bieber/Timberlake, Solange Knowles - these are living proof that ADHD character traits lend themselves well to success. In addition to the many celebrities that have 'come out', we are now seeing CEOs, bankers, lawyers and doctors speaking out about the competitive advantages that can come with having ADHD.
One of the most prevailing strengths of ADHD is hyper-focus. This is tied in with passion and interest. When interest in a task or project is ignited, they become so hyper focused on what they are doing it would be unfathomable not to achieve what they set out to do, whatever that may be. They keep interest and see things through to the finish line, giving their 'all' to get there. Often they will go above and beyond what was expected because of the sheer joy and passion invested in the task.
The ADHD brain is wired on a different tangent which furnishes children with ADHD with a greater ability to think creatively and offer visionary perspectives to problem solving and life in general. They are not held down by traditional constraints as they don't see them. Their minds are full of new and subversive ideas that aren't filtered by whether or not they might work. 'Why not' and 'just do it' are their mottos for exploration and new ideas. They often jump in head first with unbridled positivity and conviction.
Henry Ford explains the reason why many ADHDers succeed in areas where many others fear to tread.
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
Many with ADHD are stimulated by risk and change and are avid problem-solvers, thriving on the new and welcoming the challenge. They like the feeling of positive uncertainty that comes from new ideas and creations, truly believing that 'anything is possible'. They will often bring a new perspective and will always be willing to share their ideas for growth, always seeking to improve the status quo. Innovative and out of the box thinking are trademarks of ADHD and they are ever eager to be part of something bigger than themselves.
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