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I've been thinking about how being diagnosed with adult ADD has affected me. One positive outcome is that it made it easier to forgive people in my past who accused me of being lazy or not trying hard enough ...even though I knew deep inside I was trying my utmost.  And to forgive myself and silence that feeling that maybe somehow they were right.

They say knowledge is power. Knowing that you have ADHD rather than a moral problem gives you the power to stop those destructive, self sabotaging thoughts  before they can become your entire self image. You have to use that power however by making it a habit.

What positive outcomes has your diagnosis brought?  Where do you think you'd be without it?