The Cult of Done Manifesto

I love this!

The Cult of Done Manifesto

From Bre Pettis

  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. 
Interesting sidenote: (at least I think it’s interesting). I found this through my cousin’s blog, (Hi Morgan!) who found it through this blog, who got it from the original blog. On the blog at which it originated, I notice that this was written by Bre Pettis, the blog owner, and Kio Stark. Now, Kio Stark I discovered completely by accident when I was doing Stumble Upon one day. And for those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, stumbling is really like mining for gold. You’ve got to sift through a lot of crap, but occasionally you hit gold. And finding Kio’s Municipal Archive was one of those finds. Very strange to ‘find’ her in completely different context. A six degrees of separation moment, (or in this case, four).

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5 Responses to The Cult of Done Manifesto

  1. Pearl says:

    Oh, I really like this.

    Three stages of being. I need to remember this.


  2. whatatragiccomedy says:

    That is strange finding Kio that way. It’s like Kevin Bacon for the internet!

    I don’t know if I could pull off #5. If I banished procrastination, I might just become a void of nothingness. (echo echo)

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