Adult ADHD & Information Overload: Focus!
Do you have Adult ADHD? Are you overwhelmed by all the choices out there? All the information on "how to succeed"? Information overload is a big problem today, especially with Adult ADHD...What you need to look at first is...
When it comes to Adult ADHD and making choices about what to focus on, information overload can be a big problem for people with Adult ADHD--because we have a harder time tuning anything out.
Here is a question Stephanie and I get asked a lot when we're talking about Adult ADHD... this one's from "Ellie." She says,
"I normally have 5,444 things running through my head...Now, with the Internet promotions going on, with all the great deals and ideas for business and personal growth, I have 8,792 and one half things in my head, and I might have that many downloaded to my computer...
"How do I sort this stuff out? How do I start on one idea and bring it to finish? What normally happens is that I start one and then I think, ĎThis other one really needs my attention,í and jump back and forth."
Basically, the question here, and it is a very common question for people with Adult ADHD, is:
First of all, it's true: we're in an information age.
There's nothing wrong with that. But there will be even more information available than that tomorrow. Unless the entire Internet crashes, information and opportunities are going to continue to grow for a good chunk of time.
So, the question for us people with Adult ADHD to ask ourselves isn't "How many opportunities are there?" or "What is the best opportunity?" because thereís no such thing.
There'll be a better opportunity tomorrow than the one you're working on today. Thatís the way it is.
What you need to ask yourself, especially when Adult ADHD is thrown into the equation, is, not whatís the "best" opportunity at all. You need to ask yourself:
What do you want to be known for? When your life is over, when everything is done, do you just want to have made some money, or do you want to have made something happen?
Do you just want to be some schmuck who made some cash, or do you want to have done something of significance in the world? I'll tell you, if you're listening to what we're doing here with Adult ADHD, I certainly hope you want to do something of substance.
You can chase the buck all you want, and you'll still be miserable tomorrow and the day after. Even if you do get rich, you'll still be miserable. I hope you want to do something of substance thatís important to you...Not important to me, or Stephanie--but something thatís absolutely, undeniably, super-sonic important to you. What is it?
Maybe itís just having a really wonderful relationship with your family. Maybe itís being really successful so you can donate funding to support local artists. Maybe itís finding a cure for cancer. Maybe itís teaching everybody in the world how to take Adult ADHD and use it as a strength.
Helping people with Adult ADHD happens to be what we're passionate about, so that is what we chose to focus on, and today that is what we do,
I don't know what that special thing is for you, but I guarantee you that if you focus on that, you'll be successful at it one day; and if you don't, you'll always wish you had, and always feel confused about all the other "choices" out there.
You may try to tell me you don't have something like that--but I would probably say that you do, and you're probably either afraid to say what it is, or afraid to go after it full force.
So if you have Adult ADHD, take a good look at your indecision and say: "Is it really confusion about what to do that's holding me back? Or is it fear about choosing to do what I really love?"
It's as common for people with Adult ADHD to be held back from their dream by fears, as it is for those without Adult ADHD to be stopped. Dealing with Adult ADHD and fears--fear of social situations, fear of failure, fear of not being perfect--is something we help people with Adult ADHD tackle and conquer on a daily basis. If you'd like to know more about how to deal with fears and Adult ADHD, just see below!
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