How to find what I'm good at (following Dr. Hallowell's advice)
Hello lovely fellow ADD-ers,
People who have read Dr. Hallowell’s wonderful book about ADHD ‘Delivered from Distraction’ or ‘Driven to Distraction’ might know this. One of the advices he gives out is to ‘do what you’re good at. Don’t try to be good at what you’re bad at (you’ve done enough of that in school).’ So I’m trying to follow his advice. This is the perfect time for me to address this question because I took a year off from university. Actually I don’t know if I’m ever going to return to university, though I’m doing averagely fine. I have serious problems that I need to solve including how to deal more effectively with ADHD and other emotional problems due to ADHD. Sorry for getting sidetracked! Back to my question. So what would be the best way for me to find what I’m good at? I tend to like writing and think that’s the closest answer, but I’m afraid to test that. What if I fail again? I always try to do something like doing a good job in my internship. But I unconsciously give up on myself while doing it because I feel helpless, frustrated, you name it. I’m just really lost. I don’t know where to go from here.
So…. any advices on how to find my hidden talent(s)??
I apologize again for the poor writing (maybe writing is not what I’m good at haha). I’m very bad at expressing my thoughts, so this was the best I could do
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