Leonardo da Vinci — ADD TIp o the Day 361

I believe that beauty can be found all round us, if we just look.

So can ADD or ADHD.

excerpts from a small book review, The New Yorker, January 14, 2013:

“Leonardo and the Last Supper, by Ross King (Walker)

When Leonardo da Vinci received the commission to paint “The Last Supper,” he was juggling work on a giant bronze horse (never finished), various flying machines, and a joke book.— for much of his life, Leonardo was known as a “dilatory and even unreliable worker whose career was strewn with abandoned projects.” — He made to-do lists: have Avicenna’s work on useful inventions translated, buy mustard, ” get a skull.”

Sound like anybody we know?     add, adhd,adult add,adult adhd,deficit,attention


                                                                                                        It only needs a few more things.

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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4 Responses to Leonardo da Vinci — ADD TIp o the Day 361

  1. For any one who has ADD or just juggles a lot of balls and talents and has regret/frustration for never having all those projects completed! Instead of beating yourself, how about thinking saying to yourself ” Be da Vinci” Thanks for sharing!!!


  2. lisa- yes, there is the regret/grief syndrome – ‘what i could have done, or been —‘ but it is a waste of time and energy. we have worked with what we had and gotten where we are and can work both on accepting ourself as we are and on improving what we can- a paradox. and we are doing pretty well, arent we? (considering, he cynically added)
    thank you for commenting
    best wishes


  3. Lisa says:

    Thanks for that. I sometimes feel such a sense of not being who I could have been were I more “normal.” Good to have a reminder that even some of the most brilliant, talented, creative minds have “issues”…in fact, that’s often what makes us so darn creative. 🙂


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