ADHD is a gift that I am grateful for…

I have an amazing physician who told me it was very important for me to understand that having ADHD is not a death sentence or a “disability” but a gift. I’m in healthcare management & he also told me when I was interviewing potential new employees, to look for qualities of myself. I looked at him like he was crazy b/c I look at myself as a nightmare most of the time who’s all over the place. He said, “No, people like you will be your best employees. If you can overlook their problems with being late or other little ADHD idiosyncrasies, they’ll be the most creative, hardest working, & most productive employees you will have.” Having ADHD can definitely be frustrating at times, but I think it’s important for people to know the awesomeness of an ADHD mind too. The older I get, the more grateful I am for it b/c it gives me this ability to REALLY think outside the box that so many others can’t do. Sure my peers & my staff may look at me sometimes wondering what planet I’m living on or wondering how my mind comes up with some of the things I come up with, but I just joke back & tell them they’re boring.

– Anonymous