Like anybody else people with ADD have strengths and weaknesses. Many times we go through life trying to improve those weaknesses using ways that just don’t work for us. We hear things like just try harder or focus more. We are very rarely told to try a different way.
Organizing is something that many people with ADD have challenges with. We keep trying to organize using systems that somebody taught us but just doesn’t work for us. Maybe if somebody showed us systems that are taught in programs like Organized and in Control or Organized in 3 Weeks we would learn ways that work for us and not feel so bad about ourselves. It’s not just us but the systems that we have been using that make organizing so hard.