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"

Positive ADDer Quote of the week

“As long as I can remember I feel I have had this great creative and spiritual force within me that is greater than faith, greater than ambition, greater than confidence, greater than determination, greater than vision. It is all these combined. My brain becomes magnetized with this dominating force which I hold in my hand.” Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee

Was Bruce Lee an Adder? I don’t know—I don’t even know if it has been speculated and yet when I read his writings and read what people have said about Bruce Lee, it certainly seems that he may have been an Adder. One thing is for certain: Bruce Lee was absolutely Hyper-Focused on his Martial Arts. It has been said that when Bruce was not practicing Martial Arts, then he was thinking about Martial Arts and if he was asleep, well then he was dreaming about Martial Arts.

I find the above quote to be very familiar to my Adder mind and that’s why it is the Adder quote of the week. Many Adders claim the same scenario—the feeling of something special as Bruce Lee describes as “creative and spiritual force within” him. This quote might be the most important quote I have posted to date, because we Adders have amazing talents and yet too often, we do very little with our talents. We often talk about the desire to do something very special, but can’t quite put our fingers on what it is.

There are many reasons why we might not be able to explore our talents and the main being because we often do poor in school and are hence restricted from extracurricular activates. Or, there simply isn’t the time for getting deeply involved in a talent at a young age in today’s fast paced world. Fortunately, Bruce Lee was able to fully explore his desire and talent in Martial Arts. Actually, he really didn’t have too much of a choice as a youth, because he was often bullied and in fights. 

I have a what if question: What if Adder children were allowed and even supported in following their talents from a young age? In this respect ADD ADHD therapy would still be needed, but the child’s natural talent would not be threatened or restricted, even when doing poorly in other areas. Here’s a quote from Chuck Norris concerning Bruce Lee: “It was a real experience to see Bruce Lee who was far ahead of every body else in that field. He had a vision that was years ahead of everyone.”

What if Bruce Lee had been restricted from his talent and had not been allowed to follow his inner spiritual force, at least until he was out of school? It has only been in the last couple centuries that children have been crippled with an educational system which has very little room for talents to be developed. By the time a person can really work on a talent, to develop it, they must be graduated from school and by that time it’s usually too late and time to enter the work force. Maybe, just maybe, kids are inattentive or hyperactive because their primal instinctive talents are being inhibited? Just some questions to think about.

 “When there is freedom from mechanical conditioning, there is simplicity. The classical man is just a bundle of routine, ideas and tradition. If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow – you are not understanding yourself.”

   Bruce Lee
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

Bruce Lee

Spoken like a true Adder!


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