The Cult of Done

The Cult of Done Mani­festo is a com­pel­ling list of ‘rules’ for get­ting things done. I think the premise of The Cult of Done is: to do; to be uncon­cerned with fail­ure; to learn from out­comes, be they good or bad.

I par­tic­u­larly like the Rubix Cube mani­festo poster.

  1. There are three states of being. Not know­ing, action and com­ple­tion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no edit­ing stage.
  4. Pre­tend­ing you know what you’re doing is almost the same as know­ing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
  5. Ban­ish pro­cras­tin­a­tion. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, aban­don it.
  6. The point of being done is not to fin­ish but to get oth­er things done.
  7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at per­fec­tion. It’s bor­ing and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing some­thing makes you right.
  10. Fail­ure counts as done. So do mis­takes.
  11. Destruc­tion is a vari­ant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and pub­lish it on the inter­net, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.

Of course, for every ‘mani­festo’ there are always dis­sent­ers (who usu­ally have a good point, too).

via Carl Mor­ris