The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
--Arnold J. ToynbeeIf there is one thing that someone with ADHD-I is good at, it is this: working hard at things that are play. When he or she finds something interesting, hours and hours (which often "should" be spent doing something else) are spent doing that thing. This can be in things that are actual play--like video games. Often, though, it is engagement in or research about a very productive topic. In fact, often when one sees a person with the inattentive subtype of ADHD zoned out, even though he or she appears to be completely spaced, the truth is he or she is most likely very, very concentrated on something that's interesting to him or her, to the exclusion of all other stimuli.
The trick, and the cleverness of this quote, I think, is finding vocation in areas where there is pre-existent interest. Obviously, this is a beneficial objective for all people, but especially so for someone with the inattentive subtype. For me, I've come to realize it means receiving training in different areas of interest so that I can spend time doing things that interest me in multiple arenas. That way, when I'm distracted from one important project, I might find myself doing another important project. This doesn't always work, but it definitely helps.
And let's face it, I need all the help I can get.