ADD is a gift, not a disorder
This is exactly what I mean and was partly a reason for starting the website ADDcharacteristics.net. It is good if you recognise that ADD and ADHD is a trait with which you can achieve a lot. The fact that things may never have gone well on school has nothing to do with our intelligence. We are just not made for that.
According to ADD-diagnosed Brad Wortley, AD(H)D is not a disorder but rather a gift.
Watch the video below in which Brad Worthley tells how his life changed from the moment he stopped thinking his ADD is a disorder and instead started using it as a strength.
Brad Worthley wrote a book about it.