Stepping Up

This article is a continuation of the series I started about helping ADDers move beyond shame and fear. It’s a three-step process from the framework I developed: Strengths. Superpower.  Stepping Up. This final article in the series addresses Stepping Up.

This is where you pull it all together. If you have read  the <a href=”https://liveinfocusedenergy.com/strength/”>Strength</a> and <a href=”https://liveinfocusedenergy.com/superpower/”>Superpower</a> articles, this article will make more sense to you. You have learned and started “wearing” your strengths. You know your superpower and “keep it by your side” for use when needed. And now it’s time to see and feel the benefit of this work.

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Superpower

This article is a continuation of the one I started about helping ADDers move beyond shame and fear. It’s a three-step process from the framework I developed: Strengths. Superpower. Stepping Up. This article covers Superpower.

You could stop with the knowledge you gained from the <a href=”https://liveinfocusedenergy.com/strength/”>Strength</a> article. You would be good with that and living in your strengths. Living in your strengths is a great way to break out of your fears. But knowing your superpower makes you even stronger, so a good place to grow to next. You may have more than one, but let’s focus, for now, on you recognizing your primary superpower.

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ADD Pride

There seems to be a wide array of different abilities that are seen as disabilities by able-bodied — or “normal” people — like being blind, deaf,wheelchair bound, missing a limb or part of a limb, and a wide spectrum of mental “conditions” like bipolar, schizophrenia, autism, Aspergers, depression, dyslexia — and ADD. A “disorder” (the last D in ADD or ADHD) is seen as something that is broken in someone, rather than it being seen as an indication of different, sometimes even superior, abilities.

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The Path To Success

The path to success includes one great recipe: 1 part “surround yourself with good people” and 1 part “trust yourself”. Good people guide you, support you, and challenge you. Those good people help you grow and thrive. Trusting yourself helps you sort through what to accept and to adopt, and what to reject or put on the shelf for later. That self-trust strengths you and makes you smarter.

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Go Cold Turkey

You have habits that serve you well and helped you create the amazing life you have. Undoubtedly, you have habits that don’t serve you and hold you back from having more of an amazing life than you do. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have habits that held you back? I think so, too. The solution? Stop them. Quit.You have habits that serve you well and helped you create the amazing life you have. Undoubtedly, you have habits that don’t serve you and hold you back from having more of an amazing life than you do. Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have habits that held you back? I think so, too. The solution? Stop them. Quit.

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