Coping With ADHD

I’m writing as somebody who has been blessed with ADHD and would like to encourage those who are having similar mental disorders that can affect structured learning and other areas of life.

What is seen as a setback can make you a stronger person and draw you closer to success.

Instead of allowing ADHD to strangle you, you can leverage on it to strengthen your chances for sustainable achievements.

Let me share some of the ways to cope with ADHD.

First, acknowledge that you have ADHD. You may have to live with it for the rest of my life.

Do not deny it but instead, take full responsibility to respond to and manage it.

For example, unhealthy food can worsen the problem. Therefore, endeavor to eat appropriately and live a healthier lifestyle.

Secondly, learn more about ADHD and manage it to your advantage. In the process, you’ll learn that there is always a way to cope with any challenge in life.

Develop appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills, and habits to confront and overcome symptoms of ADHD.

Cultivate different ways to manage the stresses caused by these symptoms.

As a result, you’ll improve your emotional muscles and enhance your overall well being to cope better with these and other physical and emotional challenges.

All these initiatives can also improve your productivity at work and in life.

Thirdly, turn the challenge of having ADHD into an opportunity to achieve better outcomes. It can become a platform rather than a pitfall to achieve success.

Develop structures, systems, and processes to overcome downsides of having ADHD.

The same problem-solving skills and techniques can also be applied to improve your work and relationships, and achieve better outcomes.

It bodes well to remember that ADHD can soften you, strengthen you, and enlighten you.

It can soften you in the sense of making you humble and a better human.

You can better understand and feel for people who are facing challenges in their lives.

It can make you a more compassionate, empathetic and approachable person.

Through coping with ADHD, you’ll be strengthened to achieve greater successes.

To resolve the downsides of ADHD, you have to improve your attitude, discipline, knowledge, skills, and lifestyle, and put in more effort to strengthen basic life skills.

Learn how to persist and persevere so as to achieve desirable results.

As a result, you can only become stronger and have more grit and resilience to face other challenges in life.

ADHD can enlighten you to realise that there are many people out there who are facing different kinds of challenges. You can inspire them with how you turn a mental condition into an advantage of a higher order.

In short, ADHD can become a stepping stone to success and not a millstone around your neck.

More than anything else, be grateful and thankful for the gift of ADHD or that matter, any other so called challenges in life.

Learn to love and appreciate yourself. Loving yourself is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.

Without self-love, you can’t even start on the path of satisfaction, success and significance. Self-love is the fuel for motivation, action and contribution.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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Life is FUNtastic!


About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on Visit my Inspiration blog at For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at Please visit my website, Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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