Lets first look what are the real negative and positive sides of ADHD.
By looking at the above negatives and strengths, would you say ADHD is a problem (Thorns) or gift (Roses)??. Answer is NOT the usual “DEPENDS” kind of response !!. Answer is simple – if ADHD is diagnosed then focus will shift to gifts side, if not, then ADHD is only about problems. In fact, un-diagnosed would be a real disorder.
Now the tricky part is you have to be masterful to remove the negatives (Thorns) and reach full potential strengths (Roses). I will talk about how to do this later. Right now spend some time thinking about people around you (your kids, family members, Bosses, Colleagues, etc) who might have above symptoms ( both). I can guarantee you that you will not find people with right side of symptoms without left side and vice versa. This makes me feel that this is part of the design. If it is part of the design then how can it be disorder??. Nature gives every thing in a package.
Are you convinced that ADHD can be a gift? Look at the right hand side more closely?. Look at it 10 times and you will get convinced.