You or Your Child Diagnosed With ADHD? Feel Alone? Well You Are Not!

It’s important to understand our roots, not just focus on the day to day trials and tribulations. It’s tough, knowing you or your child will wake up each day and view the world so differently.

The sooner you embrace the crazy, beautiful, wacky fun side of who you or your child is, instead of buying the lie that “I gotta be like the normal people” the sooner you’ll begin to understand who you are and your place in your world.

That’s why it’s important to quit staring at our own feet and look up, absorbing the bigger picture. To do that, I think it’s important to look at others diagnosed with ADHD to help you understand: you aren’t alone.

Bruce Jenner with ADHD and CHADD
Bruce Jenner

Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner said on CHADD’s (Children and Adults with ADHD) leadership blog that he struggled in grade school with attention issues, until he won a race in fifth grade. Being the fastest kid in the class gave him his “little arena” to focus on — and eventually, the tools to succeed in the big arena, when he took the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics.

David Neeleman, Founder of JetBlue, and Celebrity and CEO Diagnosed ADHD

David Neeleman, Founder of JetBlue Airways

David Neeleman reported in an interview with ADDitude magazine his ADHD prevents him from being detail-oriented and completing doing day-to-day tasks, saying, “I have an easier time planning a 20-aircraft fleet than I do paying the light bill.”

But Neeleman credits his success, and creation of JetBlue, with his ADHD — saying that, with the disorder comes creativity and the ability to think outside the box.

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