Category: ADHD Quotes

Dr. John Bailey - Real Quotes from Real People

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"I have known John Bailey M.D. for almost 20 years, in my role as ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) President, as an ADHD coach, and when I started the ADD Coach Academy in 1998. Throughout all these roles he has been a wonderful mentor and friend. John is one of the most knowledgeable ADHD family physicians with a specialty in helping patients with medication adjustments that significantly improve the impairing challenges of their ADHD. He is also dedicated to detecting and managing other conditions of patients which complicate the treatment of ADHD.

At past ADDA conferences his sessions are packed and so well received because he has a way of explaining the practical application of ADHD medications, as well as the co-morbid/co-occurring conditions in a way that anyone can understand. 

In addition to his friendship, What I most appreciate about John is his quick wit and great sense of humor. John graciously shared some humorous quotes from ADHD patients he has worked with over a number of years. Not only did they hit home, right in the center of my humor muscle, but they also hit the reality button in my head. John brings out the best in everyone with ADHD. 

Dr J., we are so thankful for who you are and what you do to make the world for those with ADHD a more joyful, fulfilling place. Thanks for these humorous quotes, which people who have ADHD will immediately relate to. The quotes also help make people with ADHD aware that they are not alone in the challenges that so many people with ADHD face every day . 

Finally, John thanks for modeling and teaching me how important it is to have a sense of humor when living with your own ADHD."

-David Giwerc



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Master Coach, and ADDCA Teleclass leader, Jay Perry wrote this powerful poem.



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It’s Not How Old You Are Externally…

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I read this wonderful articleabout the oldest man alive, Yisrael Kristal, who is 112 years old and is a Holocaust survivor:  

His life and his attitude towards all the tragedy he has experienced, enlightened and inspired me with this thought:

It's not how old you are identified externally. It's how old you feel inspired, internally, which keeps your soul motivated eternally.

- David Giwerc






Insist on yourself; never imitate…

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You are a divine unique special human being created in a mold of your own. You are not a coin to be reproduced with same image, ingredients and value.You are an individual with your own special blueprint. 

You have trillions of ways you process and create in the world. Find the one or two ways you do things uniquely and successfully and go do more of it. 

There is only ONE YOU it is the only you have and will become. So why not become the great individual created in the image of a higher power. 

- David Giwerc






ADDers sense their potential…

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The only way to learn how to feel successful is to experience success over and over until it overrides the old negative story and becomes your automatic second nature.

- David Giwerc






Learn to successfully manage the situational challenges of ADHD…

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When you understand the positive, purposeful situations which activate your ADHD brain, you can consistently use them to ignite the energy and focus you need to create and sustain your own forward momentum and progress. 

- David Giwerc






What man actually needs is…

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Viktor Frankel is one of my heroes.

He wrote the international best seller, "In Man's Search of Meaning," a book I have read so many times it is falling apart, underlined with notes all over every page.

It is my motivational life guide.



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Learn how your unique ADHD brain wiring works, and you can…

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The way to make your ADHD brain wiring work for you is by knowing the situations that engage your brain, and aligning it with a clear purpose you can realistically complete.

- David Giwerc






If children can’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach the way they learn

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Curiosity is the precursor to Creativity. When we discourage one, we kill the other…

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There is no such thing as a stupid question. A question is a quest for clarity focused on discovering something you are curious about.

When the question you are curious about is squelched because someone judges it as inappropriate or stupid, your desire to have your curiosity satisfied is halted and so is your desire to do something different, creative or unique. I often wonder what might happen if a person you asked the question responded with sincere answer to your curiosity?

Do you ask questions when you are curious or do you stop yourself by saying my question is stupid or inappropriate?

- David Giwerc