Myth #1: Executive functioning issues aren’t real.
Fact: Some people might raise an eyebrow at a term like “executive functioning issues,” and that’s not surprising. It sounds like something you might read in a business magazine! But executive functioning skills like organization and time management aren’t just used by CEOs.
Experts don’t yet know exactly what causes executive functioning issues. Many studies have found that trouble with these skills is related to differences in how the brain is structured and the levels of chemicals in the brain that help with focus and attention. It’s important to remember, too, that issues with executive functioning aren’t signs of laziness or lack of ambition.