When I saw this the other day, I immediately grabbed it to save. It’s the definition of my life at times — at too many times.
I want to be better at my job, I want to write a book, I want to improve this blog. I want to run a better marathon and save enough to be a homeowner. I want to be proud of myself.
Sadly, sometimes I feel like the only thing I am truly disciplined about is exercise. I love it — you guys know that — but always wonder why I can’t translate that discipline and dedication to other parts of my life more effectively.
I’ve recently come to the conclusion that my disorganized life & thought processes are a real problem. I struggle with staying focused and lack the detail orientation necessary for things that are important. In the past, it’s been an endearing quality people associate with me. People often jokingly ask if I lost my keys or my phone or my wallet “again” and chuckle about “that’s just Ericka.” But I really started to hate that part of me.
I recently purchased a book called “So I’m not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?” Ha. When I saw the title of that book sticking out like a sore thumb at Barnes & Noble, I was immediately drawn to it. Did you know that I think one of those things nearly every single day? And the truth is, I know I’m not any of them.
The book is written for people who may have Adult ADD. I seem to have several qualities associated with the problem. While I may not be diagnosed, I am hoping it helps me identify the issue and take steps to overcome these attention-related issues that have truly been holding me back. I’m not lazy, stupid or crazy. I have a lot of goals & I can’t let myself be the only thing standing in the way.
Have you ever wondered how you can have the discipline to run 10 miles at 6am on a Saturday but struggle with other important parts of your life like budgeting, professional responsibilities and following through with commitments?