In today’s media-saturated, hyper-accelerated world, we’re all aware of Attention Deficit, ADHD, and its close cousins across the Asperger Spectrum. It might surprise those under 30 to know that these issues existed long before we had medical terminologies for them.
Many of us have long entertained more input than our minds can process at any given moment. For some, it’s overwhelming to the point of paralysis, whether actual or symbolic.
Learning to make it work for you is a skill that each of us learns in their own way, on their own schedule. And often the most gifted are the ones who struggle the most to find their own unique paths. Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, and even Albert Einstein were notably “problem children” who battled with social challenges and perceived learning disabilities.
But as the old saying goes, it’s not what happens to us, it’s the stories we create around those events. Success is not measured in material wealth, but in the quality of the lives we live, and how we touch others’ lives. Use your superpowers for good.