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"

02 My thoughts Positive

Positive Thinking part5 post1

Positive Thinking part5 post1

© Bryan L. Hutchinson Positive Thinking part5 post1:         I got lucky I suppose by now you might be a bit curious as to how I got lucky after all. Well, as I mentioned before, we Adders attract attention.

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Positive Thinking part4 post1

Positive Thinking part4 post1

© Bryan L. Hutchinson Positive Thinking part4 post1:         Potential part 2 If you have visited Seth’s Blog then I am sure you can see why I think he has an Adder trait or two. Usually, only an Adder can create stuff so interesting that it becomes mesmerizing to another Adder. Consider Da Vinci. Did you notice Seth’s book with the naked plastic dolls on the cover? Exactly… go back and find it… I will wait. I am not saying that Seth is an Adder. Let’s get that clear. I am saying that what he creates is very interesting to the point that it is captivating, even to Adders. That is a major reason he is so successful. Adders are extremely creative. That is no secret. And concerning our creative nature, I am not telling you anything you haven’t heard before, or what you don’t already know. Since we agree that […]

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Why? What for? What’s the use?

Why? What for? What’s the use?

As much as I have improved, as far as I have come—I am not yet flawless and a dose of reality reminds me that neither I, nor anyone else, ever will be. These feelings pass.  Nah, I never actually thought I was flawless—far from it. I know I have flaws, difficulties, struggles and, yes, sadness. Who doesn’t? It is not perpetual; these are just moments, moments which can be amazing forces of devastation if we let them and without proper care these moments can indeed become long-lasting.

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The Power of Positive Thinking and Redirection! Part 3

The Power of Positive Thinking and Redirection! Part 3

Once you know the whys, then too, you will know the hows and knowing the hows will give you the willpower for thinking positive. A mind which has been set and programmed to think negative must understand why it thinks that way. There is cause and there is effect. Knowing the cause of why you think negative will give you the opportunity to understand and overcome. The mind has an amazing ability to reason and rationalize. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to be aware of a thought process’s origin. I think this important step of understanding origins is a missed step in many programs for positive thinking.

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The Power of Positive Thinking and Redirection! Part 2

The Power of Positive Thinking and Redirection! Part 2

Mother, mother tell your children That their time has just begun Bon Jovi- “Keep the faith” — Therapy is a good step… Indeed finding a good therapist is a crucial step in the direction of healing and overcoming any negative long lasting feelings. A therapist will ask questions and you will answer those questions and sometimes you will be surprised by your own answers–I was! The mind has a way of bottling up and holding on to things which no longer can be changed, and, or, may have nothing to do with your life anymore. Finding out what those things are and fleshing them out allows you to take control of them and tag them as relevant or no longer relevant. Obviously, it is not possible to change the past.

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The Power of Positive Thinking and Redirection! Part 1

The Power of Positive Thinking and Redirection! Part 1

The power of positive thinking and redirection can overcome the weariest of hearts and the most depressed of souls. Hurt, pain, sorrow and guilt can all be overcome. Blame, finger pointing, complaining and remorse are aspects of a mind in pain and although these actions and emotions have their place in the world that does not mean that they are helpful or productive. On the contrary, these actions and emotions cause harm and enhance hurt and pain. — You been robbed You been used You been crucified and You been abused You been sacrificen and Now you’re confused Ain’t it the truth  …. Bon Jovi-“little bit of soul.” — Nobody here on earth knows what you are going through better than you do.

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Positive Thinking part3 post1:

Positive Thinking part3 post1:

© Bryan L. Hutchinson Positive Thinking part3 post1:         Everyone is an Adder? Hmmm… where was I? I really felt empowered while writing the last post to this series. I get very excited talking about potential! Potential is a wonderful thing and I am going to further explain my thoughts concerning our potential as Adders, but, for now, we will move on to… what was it? I sure am forgetful! Aye, yeah, now I remember.

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YoUr iDeAs and cReaTiVity are VaLiD!

YoUr iDeAs and cReaTiVity are VaLiD!

Having ADD or ADHD does not mean your thoughts, ideas and creativity are not valid! So many of us with ADD/HD have grown up in a world of invalidation and it has affected us throughout our lives—in our careers, in our relationships and worst of all in our own personal worlds of creative thinking. Adders have brilliantly creative minds. I have said that before and I will say it again. You are a creative genius and you have ideas with the potential to be great! Yes, indeed you do! I have never been more serious about a subject than this. If nobody has ever told you that you are a creative genius, well, that ends now. You are a creative genius! Get up and go look at yourself in the mirror. You will be looking at a person who can create and not just any creations, creations of substance, of […]

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Positive Thinking part2 post1:

Positive Thinking part2 post1:

© Bryan L. Hutchinson Positive Thinking part2 post1:         Potential The one thing all of us Adders seem to have in common is that we attract attention. It just does not matter what we do. We can stand still and we attract attention. We can be home, under the covers and in a deep sleep and we still attract attention. Why is that? Because we are remarkable? Because we are amazing? Or, because we do things that just don’t make sense and it peeks the curiosity of others? Well, yeah, all of those things, but, I am thinking it’s something more and I can sum it up in one word, a word you have probably heard more often than you can remember: Potential.

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Positive Thinking part1 post1:

Positive Thinking part1 post1:

© Bryan L. Hutchinson Positive Thinking part1 post1:         Seeing Through the Fog Positive thinking is probably the single most important aspect of dealing with and overcoming the negative traits of adult ADD ADHD. The first thing to know and realize is that there is always a flip side. To any negative there is a positive and so it is with ADD ADHD. Here at my site click on ‘positive sides’ and explore the many positive traits of ADD ADHD and then come back to this article fresh minded, ready to explore your due and achieve results unlike ever before. If you’re ready, then let’s go forth and win the day! “The positive principle is the vital process of mental and spiritual alteration whereby the individual shifts from a concept of self-limitation to that of self-improvement, from deterioration to growth, from failure to accomplishment” -Norman Vincent Peale Living with ADD […]

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