10 RESOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH DYSLEXIA OR ADHD
RESOLVE IN 2012 TO:
10. STEP UP!
Study or work hard! Don’t just meet expectations exceed expectations. In other words, do your part. Obliterate the “lazy” stereotype with an incessant devotion to excellence.
9. LEARN MORE!
We owe it to ourselves to learn as much as we can about…well, ourselves. Commit to reading or listening to more information about dyslexia and/or attention deficit. We’ve all heard that knowledge is power. And it is.
Get more comfortable talking about dyslexia or ADHD with friends, family, and others. It may not always seem so, but you have a gift and it’s ok to brag! When you’re open and you talk about it, you make it real to others and you put a face on it.
7. BE AN ACTIVIST!
Pay more attention to relevant or important issues related to dyslexia or ADHD and take action if necessary. This means writing your local state representatives or senators, or even your congressman to encourage them to support dyslexia, ADHD, or disabilities in general. It might also mean organizing or attending meetings. Be proactive.
The word is not just a noun. Do some! Scientists, engineers, and educators invent and present new findings every day. New technologies, software, and equipment are constantly being created to enhance the lives of those with dyslexia, ADHD, and other disabilities and they’re worth checking out!
C’mon you know it! Those with learning differences have uncanny (and amazing) creativity. You’ve devised practical, inventive, ways to do things and you’ve done this all your life. Spend some time teaching others some of your innovative moves!
Expecting others to appreciate our differences requires effort on our part to understand and appreciate others in return. Invest in learning about the differences and disabilities of others. Besides, it’s not all about us right?
3. GET CONNECTED!
Social networking sites like facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and others have provided an outlet for more than just gaming. You now have the power to connect with others as well as a practical, easily accessible platform for sharing your own experiences with dyslexia or attention deficit. Join or start an interesting group or niche group for dyslexics. Post powerful articles or videos. Share your thoughts in a blog. In other words, use what’s available to grab attention for the cause and shape perspectives in positive ways. Speaking of what’s available. There are a ton of awesome apps for iPad, Kindle, and smartphones (droids, iphones etc.). Search them out, or (here’s an idea) create a new one!
2. RIDE THE ROLLERCOASTER!
Try something new, uncomfortable, or dare I say it, scary! Drop the word “can’t” from your vocabulary pronto! Don’t limit yourself because something seems uncomfortable. Write the book. Do the math. Solve the problem. Memorize the poem. Take the test. Get organized. Audition for the part. Try out for the team. This is your year!
1. FEED YOUR PASSION!
You have a gift accompanied with ideas, creativity, talent and skill. You also have a passion. If I have learned anything in my life about dyslexics or those with ADHD, I have learned that you have great focus and energy when it comes to anything you are passionate about. That passion could be a subject, idea, or a sport. It might be dance, art, or poetry. It might be an unceasing devotion to cracking a code or inventing something. Feed your passion. Go to camps, classes, seminars, conferences, conventions, meetings, concerts, or any event that feeds your passion. Now, go back and read the list of resolutions. Over the course of 2012 use each of them to accomplish your number one resolution and feed your passion.
YOUR DYSLEXIA + PASSION = UNLIMITED POTENTIAL
YOUR ADHD + PASSION =LIMITLESS SUCCESS
TOTALLY AMAZING RESULTS!