The 123s of ADHD Success

by | Aug 27, 2020 | ADHD Success Skills and Tools | 0 comments

ADHD Success

ADHD Success is such a subjective thing. Your vision of success for you – what that would look like, how you would feel, what it would involve – is probably different from mine. 

A successful day for you might be getting out the door on time while I celebrate getting through the work day without feeling lost or confused.

No matter WHAT that success LOOKS like, I think we call agree:

ADHD Success is the goal. The holy grail of living with attention deficit.

And living successfully with attention deficit means having the knowledge, ability, and skills to reduce ADHD’s power over your life.

And WHY do you want to work so hard to have the knowledge, ability and skills to reduce the power that ADHD may have over your life? Why do we want to reach for that holy grail? Well it’s simple. It’s the 123s of ADHD Success in fact!

When You Achieve ADHD Success You…

  1. Understand how your brain works so you can tweak it to work better. This allows you to focus on important tasks. Control impulses. Avoid distractions. Slow the mental chatter and ideas. Stop procrastinating. Know practical ways to stay organized. How to clear clutter. Setup and maintain ADHD-friendly organizing systems at work and at home. Create useful storage areas. Get rid of the piles of paper and overloaded files.
  1. Control and manage your time and tasks so you can prioritize effectively. You will know what works for better executive functioning so you can cross off that to-do list. Reduce overwhelm. Dodge distractions. Achieve your goals instead of just thinking about them. Stop living a string of unfinished projects.
  1. Build awareness and habits so life isn’t so frustrating and chaotic. Get places on time. Stop losing things. Follow routines. Build consistency. Get your ADHD out of your way so you can live to your potential and share your creativity and zest with the world. Feel confident and at ease…even happy!

Sounds great, right? But HOW?

What you need to know to achieve ADHD Success…

First, let me qualify — we’re talking about lasting change. Not just for today but for months, years to come. Changing the way you exist in this world isn’t a one week or even three month project. It takes time.

There are no silver bullets. No quick fixes. Lasting change comes from making small improvements over time.

I get it. You’re impulsive. You want things to happen fast. I’m the same way.

But it doesn’t serve you to hold on to unrealistic expectations of how long it takes to achieve results. You have to dig in and find the patience.

Getting the right support is also essential to achieving ADHD Success. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness or a crutch; it’s a reality.

You’ll need tools, skills, accountability, encouragement, and guidance.

It’s not impossible to go it alone. But it’s much harder. It takes a lot longer, too. I’ve tried it both ways. Now I look back with regret on all the years I wasted struggling on my own.

I’ll say it again. ADHD Success means having the knowledge, ability, and skills to reduce ADHD’s power over your life. Sounds good, doesn’t it? 

I’m thrilled that finding affordable support is possible in my program, the ADHD Success Club. Registration is open now for the Success Club’s fifth year. You’ll find more details here: https://danarayburn.com/adhd-success-club/.

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