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Busting ADHD Myth #7:  People with ADHD cannot do well!

Busting ADHD MYTH #7:  People with ADHD cannot do well in school or in life.

FACT:  While people with ADHD may struggle in school or flounder as adults, they can also excel.  With the right help, or with luck or the grace of God, they can rise to the very top of whatever field they enter.  There are Nobel Prize winners who have ADHD, as well as Pulitzer Prize winners, Academy Award winners, self-made millionaires and billionaires, CEO’s, professional athletes, leading jurists and attorneys, brain surgeons, best-selling authors, scions of Wall Street, Professors, airline pilots, Navy SEALS and war heroes, mega-successful entrepreneurs, inventors (Edison was a classic!), poets, playwrights, chefs, award-winning teachers, champion race-car drivers, and, in short, anyone who has made their way to the top of anything. 

  • ADHD does not have to keep you from achieving your dreams. Indeed, it can  help you do exactly that.
  • To achieve your dreams, you have to find out what you’re good at. Then you have to practice.

How a person feels about having ADHD largely determines the outcome of that person’s life. Therefore, it is crucial, from as early as possible, that children with ADHD feel good about who they are. Lives with ADHD can be happy, successful, vibrant, and fulfilling – as long as shame and fear do not prevent people with ADHD from taking on challenges.

In my opinion,  when ADHD is managed properly, it can become a huge asset in one’s life. I have both ADHD and dyslexia myself and I wrote the book Positively ADD with Catherine Corman to profile a collection of fabulously successful adults with ADHD; such as, David Neeleman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, JetBlue Airlines. He says, “Try every day to take steps toward achieving your goals. And most important, believe in yourself.”

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