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The Cult of Done Manifesto

The Cult of Done Manifesto
By Bre Pettis | Posted Mar 3, 2009
http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/3/3/the-cult-of-done-manifesto.html

Dear Members of the Cult of Done,

I present to you a manifesto of done. This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done.


The Cult of Done Manifesto


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.

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b_vainamoinen
Mar. 7th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Just discovered this a couple days ago, myself. LOVE IT. I have the manifesto printed out on 11x17 paper hanging over my desk.
liveonearth
Mar. 8th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I'm a member of the cult, too. I just like to move forward, even if it is not perfect.
hausfrauatu
Mar. 8th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
Heh. I like it, too. :). You are much further along in your quest for the "Done."
hausfrauatu
Mar. 8th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
I like! Can I re-post?
liveonearth
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
But of course!! Pass it on. Very good ideas deserve to spread.
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