“How good we can become at something has nothing to do with how good we are at the start.”
-Astronaut Scott Kelly
He Has ADHD, Too
I recently saw Scott Kelly speak about his experiences growing up. He struggled in much the way many with ADHD struggle (he says he most likely has ADHD) – difficulty in school, trouble paying attention. Things didn’t come easily to him. He failed some of the first navy tests that he needed to pass in order to become a pilot. Some in authority suggested he try something else. But he had a passion for flying, and kept at it.
He has other qualities often associated with ADHD, too – he’s a dreamer. He’s intrepid and personable. He perseveres on that which genuinely interests him.
One of the most important parts of succeeding with ADHD is engaging with what you have a passion for and persevering. It provides direction, and the reward that fires up the ADHD brain.
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