ADHD and the Hero’s Journey

Steven Barnes
7 min readJan 30

The Hero’s Journey is generally the pattern life follows when moving from one level to another. Specifically the pattern you can predict as you accomplish any goal. It is IMO the result of the elders of the tribes telling countless stories to the younger people: “this is what your lives will be”. Those stories that “stuck” contained some truth that reverberated.

1)There will be a challenge or goal (Confronted with challenge)

2) If its big enough, it will frighten you (Reject the challenge)

Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts.