Acceptance of who you are is the biggest obstacle.
We’ve been told all our lives that we’re doing things the wrong or we can’t achieve anything if we continue to do things the wrong way. But if you keep saying this to yourself, you’ll start believing it and you really won’t go anywhere.
I was criticized by many of my colleagues and friends for bouncing are a variety of professions and juggling too many professional hats simultaneously. But my multilayered educational and career path is what has helped me become a certified ADHD coach and now supports me to help others living with ADHD. While my path looks nonlinear to most, it keeps me engaged and excited by what I do for a living. Others may think I’m odd, but I’m happy to be odd in a good way.
What most people don’t understand is that individuals living with ADHD, by nature, do things differently. If we don’t accept that we must do things differently, then first we won’t be happy and second, we won’t achieve our potential. We’ll spend our lives wondering how to do things the right way.
So embrace the fact that you need to do it your way. Accept who you are and stop comparing yourself to others. You are unique, so embrace your individuality.
I think this can be best summed up by a quote from Dr. Seuss: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is not one alive who is Youer than You.”