Changing the perception of ADHD
ADHD, as a label, puts most in a disadvantage. Just look at the “D”s behind that acronym: deficit and disorder. We’re at a deficit compared to others, meaning we’re less than them. We’re disordered compared to others, meaning we’re wrong or broken. Those labels are so incorrect! What about all the amazing ADHD innovators? That’s kept in the darkness. Instead it’s a mark. No humans should have to carry stigmas like that, but for the capabilities of the rapid-fire brain type itself, that ADHD definition is truly misleading.
That’s why I’m working to change ADHD from a deficit to an advantage. In fact, I don’t want to even use the term ADHD. I prefer to refer to it as an Innovator Brain. And there have been and will continue to be ADHD innovators, bringing valuable inventions and ideas to humanity.
Emphasizing the benefits
There are benefits to the Innovator Brain and its cognitive structure. You have powerful deductive skills, creativity, hyperfocus, and thinking speeds up to 10 times faster than other brain types.
Everyone I work with is eager for a fairer reframing of the language around ADHD. Sometimes people can be intimidated to take on the bold, flattering label of Innovator. After all, when you’ve been called abnormal for your whole life, how can you dare to own the label of Innovator? It’s important to clarify that innovators come in a hundred different shapes and sizes.
An array of ADHD Innovators
The term innovator is most often associated with technology today. And it’s certainly true that people working in the technology field fit the bill as innovators. Innovators are all around us in fields like healthcare, research, marketing, the arts, public service, education, and more. And there are ADHD innovators in these fields and many more. I know because I’ve spent decades working with those with ADHD. I’ve seen it in everyone from a musician to a physician.
Innovation means challenging the status quo. It means asking for more from yourself and using the full power of your amazing brain. It’s making the most out of a limiting situation. And, holding on to a dream and working hard to see it come true. That’s why so many of us should proudly wear the label of Innovator.
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