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Patte Rosebank
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Does anyone else get excited about a project or activity for a few weeks and then lose interest and not finish?

(I plead the Fifth.)

What you describe happens because the ADHD brain is driven by what’s interesting, not what’s important.

New things are exciting. When they become familiar, they’re boring. They don’t get our interest-driven brain functioning like they used to, so we abandon them for something new and exciting.

Or, it could be a case of not finishing, to avoid having your work judged as either not good enough (“I failed again!”), or too good (“Now they’re going to demand even more of me!”).

Sometimes, it’s both boredom and fear of being judged.


There’s an archived webinar about “Being Creative AND Productive”, that explains a lot about this, through one VERY creative & productive ADDer’s life-story: http://totallyadd.com/webinar-archives  (Scroll about 1/3 of the way down the page.)