New Principles — ADD Tip o the Day 400

In reading some of the issues of folks on ADDerworld, I realize that I have two other principles in addition to the three I’ve already written about:

4. If you work hard and are able to make changes, it will take a long time before other people notice them (or appreciate or acknowledge them).  They will continue to see you as you used to be, and they will treat you as though you hadn’t changed.


5. If you work hard and are able to make changes, the people close to you will put pressure on you to change back.  They will do this in subtle and not so subtle ways.  If you are able to stand your ground and not go back, they will eventually adjust to the new you, or they will leave.

These principles hold true whether or not you have ADD or ADHD.


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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, or (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 New Principles — ADD Tip o the Day 400

  1. homey – yes, i am speaking from experience. thank you for responding. doug


  2. betsydavenport says:

    YES. You have captured it aptly. Some people prefer us to have areas of dysfunction, which doesn’t say much good about them, of course.


  3. homemakersdaily says:

    Boy, that’s the truth!


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