Despite working in education and being a teacher her entire life, Margo struggled with severe dyslexia and dyspraxia for most of her life. At age 50 she finally discovered how to turn her disability into a superpower. She now supports students around the world in doing the same for themselves.
“Can’t you stop obsessing about that and pay attention!?”
Your entire life, people have misunderstood you.
There's something that's really important to you and other people just don't get it.
People tell you that you need to control your hyperfixation and do what they think is really important.
Which makes sense…
...to people who don’t understand what’s actually going on for someone who hyperfixates.
But you know what it's actually like to have a hyperfixation.
You know that the advice of well-intentioned family members and teachers doesn’t actually work for you.
Sure, you can control yourself and give up what's really important to you, but that’s far from a complete solution. It’s patchwork - it helps you function but it doesn’t help you thrive.
Here’s the reality…
You not only need to learn how to fit in with the expectations of other people, but to discover the strengths of your hyperfixation and how to use them to your advantage.
And the only way to achieve this is to get personal guidance from someone who actually understands what hyperfixation is, how to manage it, and most importantly, how to work with you to learn how to use it to your advantage.
It’s not that you’re wasting your time on unimportant things. It’s that you’ve been following the advice of people who don’t understand you. You’ve been trying to do what they want instead of learning how to use your hyperfixation.
For those who hyperfixate, there are specific secrets to succeeding in college... and in life.
Think about it. Hyperfixation is a human trait that has evolved over millions of years and appears everywhere around the world. So it must have an evolutionary advantage, or it would have died out. You just need to learn what that evolutionary advantage is and how to use it to your benefit.
Many of the things you’ve been told are wrong:
- Most people will tell you that you need to control your hyperfixation and do it less.
But what you really need is to understand how hyperfixation can be used effectively.
- You have probably been told that you're wasting your time and need to focus on more important things. This may be true, but it’s only part of the story.
Sure, if you're hyperfocused on something that doesn't move your life forward, then that can take up a lot of your time. But even so, you're still developing the skill of hyperfocus, which is a great asset.
- You've probably been told that you're neglecting important things in your life and need to get it under control.
And that's true. You do need to learn how to take care of other important things in your life, while still leveraging the benefits of your hyperfocus.
- Perhaps the biggest myth of all is that hyperfixation is a problem. People tend to miss the fact that hyperfixation is a trait of almost all top performers. Your hyperfixation can actually support you in succeeding in life.
Getting advice from people who don’t deeply understand hyperfixation is like bringing an airplane to a car mechanic. They aren’t going to know what to do with it, so they’ll change the oil and send you on your way.
Oxford Specialist Tutors are the airplane mechanics. We understand how hyperfixation really works, so we can show you how to turn what others consider a problem into a superpower.
We aren’t here to teach math, chemistry, or any specific subject. We’re here to teach you how you excel - and to adapt with you as you progress through college and your courses get progressively more difficult.
Once you learn to apply your hyperfixation productively, you will not just keep up with your classmates, but excel.
Your entire life, you've been told that their hyperfixation is a problem. We’ll show you how to turn it into a superpower.
Short course via Zoom: How to Understand and Support a Child with Hyperfixation Issues
If you would like to talk with one of our experts to discuss what would be the best approach to support you with your hyperfixation, book a free consultation today.