Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

This is the third excerpt of “One Boy’s Struggle: A Memoir: Surviving life with undiagnosed ADD”


As ADDers, especially those of us who are undiagnosed, it seems that there are so many things against us. We often have to deal with and conform to the structure of the educational system, social structures, and expectations from others and ourselves. There is so much negativity attached to having Attention Deficit Disorder that often we are compelled to keep it a secret once we are diagnosed with it. If so much is against us, why in the world do we add ourselves to the list? Thinking negatively or being ashamed of having ADD is counterproductive to living successfully with it. As ADDers, we already face the challenges of making our way in a world which is not set up for our unique way of processing it. If we want to become successful and happy, we should encourage ourselves to think more positively about ADD and ourselves. Positive thinking changed the way I viewed the world around me, and thus the way I responded to it and interacted with it. Once I started thinking positively, I began to see new possibilities for myself that I had been oblivious to before…

As we come closer to publication, I will post more paragraph excerpts from “One Boy’s Struggle…”