Archive for the ‘Motivation & Inspiration’ Category
Making the decision to quit Do you really need to quit, or just lower your dose? I generally hear two stories when people tell me they want to quit Adderall: Story #1: “My life was a mess before Adderall. When I started Adderall, everything got better; I finally felt normal. Then I started spiraling my dose upwards, […]
Some people hang report cards on their fridge. Kalli chooses to hang harsh truths. Thanks again, Kalli, for sending me your awesomely-accurate drawing!
This 2-minute video animated by Trey Parker and Matt Stone (of Southpark fame) takes a stab at the standard expectations of life, and helps you feel a little better about beating your own path.
From a close friend of Bruce Lee’s… Bruce had me up to three miles a day, really at a good pace. We’d run the three miles in twenty-one or twenty-tow minutes. Just under eight minutes a mile [Note: when running on his own in 1968, Lee would get his time down to six-and-a-half minutes per […]
Not directly related to quitting Adderall, but related to the exercise most people find themselves compelled to after quitting. Really well done video.
Sir Ken Robinson’s Brilliant TED Talk on How Schools Kill Creativity (includes ADD success story) [VIDEO]Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 by Mike
This is a TED Talk. For those not familiar with T.E.D (Technology Entertainment Design): it’s a conference where the brightest minds in each industry are invited to give the presentations of their lives. And they just recently started posting full videos of these life-changing speeches on the web for us common folk to see. You don’t just […]
Read the passage below, from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged… Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it […]
Took this from the comments. It’s such a great, beginning-to-end success story that I though it could use a little more prominence… Hello, My name is Tyler Ward. I am 22 years old and I took ritalin, focalin, adderral, vyvanse, and every other adhd medication since I was 8-11 (I really do not know what […]
There are clear, observable differences between the kind of people who succeed in life, who glow like shining stars on an upward trajectory, and those who stagnate and fail by omission. Here’s a list of traits on either side of the winner/loser fulcrum.
As an Adderall user, you’re accustomed to having your brain flooded with so many ideas that you can’t possibly execute them all. But the flood of ideas doesn’t stop when you quit Adderall. In fact, the ideas often get better. It’s crucial that you take action on these ideas and don’t just let them stew. Here’s web-celebrity Ze Frank’s awesome take on the danger of ideas left un-executed.
What do you have in common with one of the best tennis players ever to step onto a court? You both used amphetamines. As a crystal meth user, Andre Agassi went twice as far down the rabbit hole as you did with Adderall. And not only did he recover, he came out swinging and turned his entire life around. To this day, he refers to the year when he hit bottom with meth and pulled himself up as the year when his happy new life began.
At some point in your journey you are going to find yourself at a precipice, where your only choices are to turn back or continue forward armed only with a level of faith that is so blind it makes you uncomfortable and worrisome.
When you quit Adderall, you will reclaim your soul and your proper direction. The downside to this is that you must come to terms with the years you lost while running in the wrong direction on Adderall. All that damage you did to yourself trying to bloom early, and you end up blooming late.
Essay editing is akin to revision or rectification of any written essays, and it does not necessarily mean that the essays that are being edited have mistakes. The editing may be as a quality enhancement measure meant to add, remove or change a few things here and there within the essay. Essays can be re-written […]
When you make the decision to quit Adderall, you are consciously choosing an unknown adventure and earned happiness over manufactured daily euphoria. It can be a hard path to follow, but there are often rewards along the way.
Adderall is a crutch. A big one. Quitting Adderall is like learning to walk without crutches again. Maybe you haven’t been on crutches that long and your legs aren’t too atrohphied. Maybe you’re OK with weaning yourself off, taking baby steps. Limping a few feet a day with only one crutch, and gradually working up […]
Quitting Adderall is like locking yourself in the basement of your mind and facing each of your personal demons one by one.