My top tips for dealing with Dyslexia (in short)
Know what dyslexia is about and how it affects you. I didn’t know until just recently that my clumsiness was associated with dyslexia. Now I know so I can deal with this in a positive way. Take on board everything there is to know about it; know your enemy; befriend it and learn to live with it.
2. Be positive about your situation:
Really successful dyslexics focus on what they are good at, and this is usually something that makes them special; something that non-dyslexics don’t use. Dyslexics are positive about their situation and abilities and this helps them focus on their talents. Search within yourself and find out what you do better than anyone else. See your abilities in a positive light.
I will say that again “DO NOT CRITICIZE YOURSELF”. If you do, you are more than likely NOT to find your talent. Be kind about your thoughts and actions, as long as they do not harm you or others and fit in with common decency, then there is no reason for you to be critical about yourself. Like yourself and more ideas will flow out of you, and your talents will come to the surface.
4. Do Not Worry!
Worrying has to be the most toxic type of self-talk programing you can perform on yourself. On the opposite to that, if you say to yourself constantly “I’m Going To Do This”, “I’m Going To Get This Done” you are more than likely achieve what you want to get done without even thinking about the “how or why”; you got it done, it will have been automatic and you hardly noticed “how or why” it just happened. However, if you worry about “how or why” then you focus on all the negative things that “might or might not” happen, you give it way too much thought. Don’t Worry, Take Action and Get Things Done!
5. Take Action:
Taking action can get more done towards what you want in the World than any forward planning or sitting around thinking about it. You will certainly achieve more this way than you did when you were worrying about it. You see by “Taking Action” you will find out more by simply just doing something. Sure you need to have a plan otherwise you will be running around doing lots of nothing. Here’s a saying I like: “A half-baked plan implemented will produce much more for you than a fully thought out plan not implemented”. In other words, make sure your plan is short, but precise and take action towards get your thing done. After all, the details of most plans will likely change as you go along anyway, although the main idea remains the same and not every single detail can be thought out in advance. So, take action, Take Massive Action (TMA).
it’s all about learning your subject, learning about you and dyslexia, being positive about your talents, and what you do best. Stop worrying and criticizing yourself and Take Massive Action.