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"

How to Overcome Fear of Failure even If You Have ADHD

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I hate admitting this, but I procrastinated on publishing my new book “10 Things I Hate about ADHD, Plus 10 More” for over a year because the original, short free version had well over 100, 000 downloads. It became one of the most downloaded free eBooks about ADHD. And I just knew an extended version, no matter how good, might not do nearly as well, especially for sell. (The original had the right time, right place, right subject, all that right stuff. Right.)

But this week I finally took the leap and published the extended version on Amazon. I still hesitated and almost didn’t publish it because I didn’t want it to fail (I didn’t want to fail), but then I realized it’s enough to actually follow through and do what I said I would do. Whew!

Follow through and do whatever it is that you want to do.

Like the ad says, just do it.

With ADHD following through sounds a hell of a lot easier than it actually is. But following through is the only way to overcome fear and do what we want to do.


I posted the above on Facebook the other day in the spur of the moment, because a sense of overwhelming relief had washed over me. I Had been holding onto my fear of failure for too long. I was absolutely touched by the responses. Blessed.

Perhaps you have a fear that’s been holding you back?

Maybe, like me, you chock it up a bit to procrastination, and it may actually be party that, but if something, whatever it is, is holding you back, it may help to share it with a trusted friend or write about it in a private journal.

Also, if interested, feel free to comment on Facebook.

*If you missed the announcement about the publication and the Amazon Gift Cards drawings, click here to read about it, if you like.