What I Said May Not Be What I Mean

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Sometimes it can be so frustrating having Attention Deficit Disorder.

Tonight was my first coaching call (I’m the one being coached) with my business coach. I was a little apprehensive going into this because the two of us have a history of not communicating very well. She really is very good at what she does, so I continue to hire her rather than look elsewhere.

Anyway, I had my plan ready when we got together, and thought I had everything under control. Simple, to the point, made perfect sense to me.

And not a bit of sense to her. She seemed to be going every place but where I expected her to be. It was like she was the one with ADD, literally acting out the way my brain wanders.

It was so difficult to get through – it always is – and it’s not just with her. I’ve had this happen over and over again – in school, social situations, on the job. It makes you feel really stupid, and frustrated. It’s not something I would wish on my worst enemy.

The worst of it is, I don’t have any words of wisdom for you here. No trick or tip I can pass on to make things easier.

The best I can give you is to be aware of it if it happens to you, try to notice, and clarify whenever you can. Maybe in work places, or areas where it’s super important, you could use re-phrasing to make sure you’re understood.

And most of all, try not to let it get you down. It’s part of who you are, just like your eye color, and no reflection at all on your intelligence.

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of Lacyestelle.com and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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