Throughout our ADHD journey, there's a unique strength it gives us that we often overlook: the power of a short memory. If you've ever watched or played sports, you've likely encountered the wisdom shared after a tough loss: "We need to have a short memory about this one."
Coaches, with their insight, urge their team members to embrace a short memory. It's not about erasing the past; it's about recognizing that dwelling on mistakes won't propel us forward. There's always another game, another opportunity, and a chance to recalibrate our focus. We can always start fresh tomorrow.
Consider this mantra beyond the realm of sports – in the intricacies of living with ADHD. "Start Fresh Tomorrow" or "Have a Short Memory" isn't a call to forget; it's a catalyst for action. It's an acknowledgment that, regardless of today's challenges or stumbles, we hold the power to reset our mindset. Our minds need to be in the right place for success, and that often begins with letting go of the weight of past errors.
Regret can be a heavy burden, the should-haves and could-haves hold us back more than we care to acknowledge. However, action is the antidote to getting caught like this. It's a form of self-compassion, a commitment to moving forward despite the missteps. Each action we take pushes us further away from regret, moving our path away from a series of mistakes and towards one of growth and resilience.
In the trio of "Inspiration, Intention, Action," the spotlight often falls on the first two elements. Yet, it's Action that creates the tangible bridge between dreams and reality. It's not just about doing; it's about learning, growing, and evolving. Action is the engine of our journey, driving our progress forward.
As you navigate your unique ADHD journey, consider this: What action will you take today to propel yourself forward? Is there a lingering goal waiting to be tackled, a dream that's been quietly nudging you? Embrace the wisdom of a short memory – learn, grow, but don't let yesterday's challenges hold you back.
Thanks as always for reading,
Founder, The ADHD Project