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Old 09-09-18, 01:05 PM
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Re: Executive function

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Originally Posted by psychopathetic View Post
Yeah, that's another thing that really frustrates me and is great at running my ego down into the mud...

I KNOW all of the things I should or shouldn't be doing. Dang it...
And then I think people think I didn't get things done on purpose. I'm just lazy or something. Or they think it's because I'm just not motivated. They get upset because they know I'm more then capable, so there's no reason I should be falling short.
And often times I get told I just need to "Just do it!" like the nike slogan goes. If I wanted something done bad enough, I'd "just do it!". Like it's a character flaw or something that I'm not doing these things.
They don't get that I think my "Do it!" button in my brain is broken.

Lunacie (an awesome member here on these forums) has a quote from Barkley in her signature that I really like:
Yes, our "Do it!" button is broken, or doesn't work right.

It's like brakes on a car that don't hold pressure and you have to pump them
several times to stop the car (focus on just one thing), and that means we put
several times more effort into doing ordinary things than most people have to.
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