Decision not taken

This task you procrastinate on… the one that has been in your to do list for age… could it be “a decision not yet taken”

Could you have bigger concerns to address, before you can go ahead with this task?

Here is an illustration of a case :

Imagine Katy.

Katy has to prepare her presentation for the “job of her dreams”, becoming the CEO of her father’s company. Such a pivotal moment in her and her family!

Surprisingly, Katy has been putting off this presentation for months and has been late to send documentations. She feels disorganized, doesn’t know where to start this simple task, gets confused and distracted along the way. Katy has recently started to wonder about ADHD as she doesn’t understand why she is procrastinating so much.

Some symptoms may indeed feel similar, but the root issue is MUCH more interesting : here, Katy has not fully decided, yet, if she wants to go ahead with this plan. She has not yet analyzed her various conflicting desires and did not, yet, have this important conversation herself : “does she want this position”?

Does procrastination necessarily means ADHD ?  I cant say it does. Some people, sometimes, procrastinate for very valid reasons: here Katy is unable to start the task because the ground work has not been done yet. Some basic decision are not yet taken.

Is there a “decision not taken” hiding behind some of your procrastination patterns?