I’ve got a “spikey” profile, for all the stuff I can do extremely well, versus the stuff I struggle with.
When I’m good, I’m very, very good.
But when I’m bad, it’s horrid.
So, it’s in my best interest to manage my trouble spots, so I can just get on with the rest of my life and be the spikey best autistic person I can be.
I mean, what’s the point of having extreme talents, if I never use them… because I’m so caught up in managing my issues.
I’ve been giving a ton of thought to this, lately, and I feel like I spent a lot of 2016 coming to terms with my shortcomings and limitations. That’s been good and necessary, but it’s also prevented me from effectively making the most of my strengths and talents, which are numerous and transformational.
This coming year, I plan to develop a more comprehensive set of “tools” for myself, to manage my issues in a consistent way, so I don’t end up getting surprised / blind-sided by my shortcomings, and end up spending a lot of time dealing with the stuff that holds me back.
I know better than to keep doing what I’ve been doing. I’m a grown-up, and I need to behave like one. Life isn’t fair to me. But it has skewed in my favor in significant ways. So, those are the areas where I need to focus more attention, this coming year.
Indeed, why wait till 1/1/2017? I can go ahead and start now.
And I shall.