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The point of being Done

01 Feb 2010

Listening to Seth Godin say "What you do for a living is not be creative, what you do is ship" reminded me of the The Cult of Done manifesto:

Cult of Done If you find the image inconvenient to read, here's the text:
  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.
My favorite is Point 6.

Comments

Sanish says:

Nice post, My favorite are points 9 and 10 :-)

Arun Basil Lal says:

Am in love with the 13th one - Done is the Engine of More. Wow, short and rocking :)

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