Inspiration, Intention, Action - The ADHD Project Newsletter 4/8

Inspiration, Intention, Action - The ADHD Project Newsletter 4/8

Intentions serve as the compass for our thoughts, actions, and ultimately, our identity. Heraclitus, an ancient philosopher, once said, "Day by day, what you think and what you do is who you become." Even centuries ago, the wise understood the profound truth about intentions that remains relevant today, especially for us navigating life with ADHD.

With a mind that races through a million thoughts, each more attention-grabbing than the last, the idea of being intentional might seem nearly impossible. To me, the key question though is: If what we think and do molds us into who we are, why leave our destiny to chance or fleeting whims?

Living intentionally starts with your mindset and your choices. It involves a conscious reflection on what truly matters to you, defining the values and goals that resonate deeply with you. But how can we, especially within the ADHD community, practice this when our brains seem to be pulling us in a thousand different directions?

By dedicating time to regularly reflect on our priorities and what we truly aspire to, we can start to filter the constant barrage of thoughts. It's about choosing which impulses to follow and which to let pass by, steering our focus towards actions that align with our core values.

Yes, our ADHD brains WILL resist this shift. Yet, through consistent review and reinforcement of our intentions, we can begin to mold our thought patterns and behaviors to better match our desired path. I don't mean to say that spontaneity or whimsical pursuits are off-limits; rather, it's about making room for them in a way that doesn't derail us from our larger purpose.

It's hard to even imagine the transformation that happens when we approach each day with clear intentions. Picture the progress towards goals that once seemed insurmountable, the sense of alignment and fulfillment from living in harmony with our deepest values. It's not just about achieving what we set out to do; it's about evolving into the person we aim to be, step by intentional step.

Remember that intention is a skill that can be honed, a muscle that strengthens with use. Let's commit to being architects of our thoughts and actions, shaping our lives with purpose and resolve. Until next time, may you find clarity in your intentions and strength in your actions.

Thanks as always for reading,

Aaron Frank
Founder, The ADHD Project

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