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Sometimes, you have to stop staring at the dart and just throw it.

Maybe you'll hit a bullseye...maybe you'll miss...

But you definitely won't get the outcome you want by doing nothing.

This week, I'm practicing taking action.

And to be honest...

It's terrifying.

It's so much easier to think of what could have been, what would have been, what wonderful potential I had.

So much safer.

And if you're wondering why it can feel so hard to take some action with ADHD, you're not alone! Research has found that we receive more pieces of criticism growing up, which can lead to self-criticism [1]. This can have a negative effect on things like managing shame and staying in a self-compassionate space when dealing with failure [2,3].

But I've learned over the years that it's only by taking action that I'll get a reaction.

What about you?

What do you need to stop staring at your dart and just throw?

Let me know.

You're fellow action taker.



Skye Waterson  MA, PGCert Public Health

Former Academic & Founder of Unconventional Organisation


1. Beaton, D. M., Sirois, F., & Milne, E. (2020). Self-compassion and Perceived Criticism in Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Mindfulness11

2. Beaton, D. M., Sirois, F., & Milne, E. (2022). The role of self‐compassion in the mental health of adults with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Psychology

3. Brown, B. (2006). Shame Resilience Theory: A Grounded Theory Study on Women and Shame. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services87(1), 43–52.

P.S.  Whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you reach your goals with ADHD:

1. Download our free How to Set Goals With ADHD Playbook

It’s a step-by-step guide to finding focus and direction in a way designed for your ADHD brain –

2. Join the ADHD/ADD Strategies Support Group and connect with other ADHD adults trying to reach their goals

It’s our Facebook community where enthusiastic ADHD adults learn to build more focus, proactive momentum, and consistency. — Click Here

3. Join our Goals Achieved with ADHD Academy and start ticking off tasks.

If you're an ADHD professional with a goal you’d like to achieve within the next few months, we are currently working with a few of you to go from overwhelmed to focused and reach your goals - with only 30 minutes a week invested. If you'd like to reach your goal this month, book a free Get Focused Session – Click Here

4. Work with Skye Privately in Executive Coaching

If you’d like to work directly with me to help you take fast action on some of your biggest goals, click here to tell me a little about your goal and what you’d like to work on together. – Click Here

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