Since we know that if we have ADD or ADHD we are impulsive and impatient and not strong on will power, we have to be careful – the example I’m using is in buying a car, but this applies to coping with lots of situations.
there are lots of general tips about buying a car- know what you want and what you will pay before you go in. keep your own notes on the haggling and don’t let the salesman touch your paper. don’t make a decision until tomorrow, no matter what he says. and many others.
But specifically for this willpower problem- take breaks, walk around outside, don’t sit in the office and feel pressured, or waiting for him to come back and stewing. give your will power and decision making power a rest. and eat a candy bar – low blood sugar weakens your capacity too.
even more later. this aug 21 2011 ny times magazine article To Choose Is To Lose by john tierney is a gem, loaded with information.