I’m thankful that I was able to accomplish my passion several times over. I thought I needed the perfect setting, but I didn’t; I just needed to dive in.
However, diving in isn’t exactly easy either. The problem is that we live in a world that pulls at us with so many demands, responsibilities, to-dos, and deadlines. Unfortunately, our passions are the first things to fall by the wayside when life gets busy.
Our passions are activities and pursuits that are most meaningful to us. Those are the things that truly move us in life; that we enjoy and derive great satisfaction and pleasure from. We should not let these go unfulfilled even if sometimes, these passions seem somewhat impractical and unrealistic – case in point, a dyslexic ADHDer wanting to write a book.
Over time, I’ve learned that the key to not getting side-tracked or discouraged is recognizing that if you work on your passion even a little every day, that work will add up. Before you know it, you’ll have a full-fledged achievement on your hands.
The reality of life is that a lot of busy work DOES need to be done, but if you’re the type that’s prone to put your own needs last, please remind yourself to make time for things that are important to you on a deeper, more personal level. Spending all your days on the busy work (emails, chores, etc.), at the expense of constantly putting the activities and people you love on the back-burner, until there is a perfect time might seem like the practical, responsible thing to do, but will ultimately make you feel short-changed and bitter.
Chasing a dream among the busyness of life is hard enough for “normal” people. It gets a lot more hairy when you’re “special.” ADDers aren’t exactly the best time-managers out there. We often have a problem understanding how quickly time can get away. And our tendency to hyperfocus on one thing makes us ignore the other things we could or should be doing. So this is definitely one area of our lives where accountability is the key to success – don’t be afraid or embarrassed to ask for help! And if you have the means I definitely recommend hiring an ADHD Life Coach to help you get started and keep on track.