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"

Here’s a way people with ADHD are Remarkable

Most people when told to do something, and then shown exactly how to do it, go ahead and perform/copy what they were shown as close to the example given them. Yes, that seems, and probably is, the right thing to do… right…

Now, one of the things that is remarkable about folks with ADHD is that we usually do not copy or do anything exactly the way it was shown, or, described to us. What is so great and/or remarkable about that?

Simple answer:

Because nothing has ever been modified, improved and expanded upon by doing the exact same thing that has always been done. If you want to go to the next level or find another way of doing something, well, go out and find yourself an ADDer and show him, or her, what you want done. Mix well and come back in a day or two. The odds are you have just advanced on something which many may have thought could never be modified, improved or expanded on.

The natural reaction after showing something to someone and getting a different result is disappointment and disapproval… my personal advice: Take a closer look, the end result might just be something better.

Ask Richard Branson, Seth Godin, Ty Pennington, Albert Einstein, and Me and YOU… all with ADHD and all innovators! If you look at all the great innovators, inventors and trendsetters you are likely to find someone with the symptoms of ADHD, I believe ADHD is becoming a common denominator. Think Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Benjamin Franklin just to name a few more. I am sure you can add a few names to this list… be sure to add your own while you are at it!

Have a delightfully creative day!


PS: This post was originally posted by me on our community website, if you would like to read the comments, you can do that here. By the way, in a comment by Lizard, she pointed out that the Mona Lisa has no eyebrows! Now think about that a moment – what if you were to create a portrait in an art class without eyebrows? Would that be acceptable or considered a mistake?