I was running a couple weeks ago with a friend and was asked, "What is one thing that really challenged you with ADD before you knew you had it?" Immediately, this post came to mind. I'm republishing it here, since it was done so long ago.
For most ADD'ers, you probably have experienced or seen energy levels and hyperactivity that are enough to power a rocket!! I can tell you first hand, ADD fuels me so full of energy and vigor it's hard to imagine anything or anyone slowing me down sometimes.
I'm able to take on large situations, am adventurous, courageous, live outside of boundaries (sometimes foolishly), am ambitious and can do many projects at once. With all these wonderfully positive traits of having ADD, there looms one large negative that can derail the positivity of any train. The evil I speak of is none other than...............your own off switch.
Just like the light switch on the wall that turns a light off and on, we all have our own internal off switch too. Anatomically speaking, our off switches are a little different than a real light switch, but it sure would be great if we had an easily accessible off switch, maybe on the arm or back of the head under some hair.