The Cult of Done Manifesto


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The Cult of Done Manifesto is perfect for any creative, but procrastination prone, mind. The meaning of the images is as follows:


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.

I love number 10. How about you?

Via: Bre Pettis

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Brian Ling

Brian is the Founder and Design Director at Design Sojourn, a Design Led Innovation Consultancy. He is a multi-award winning design leader, and specialises in strategic design and innovation programs that drive successful organisations. Brian’s 20-year career in design, driven through a deep understanding of human behavior, spans over multiple domains such as consumer electronics, government, healthcare, non-profit agencies, hospitality, F&B, retail, online solutions and best in class service experiences.

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Gene Gualtieri
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I have always interpreted #10 as: “Failure counts as done. Therefore, make mistakes.”
(An Italian translation I found also interprets it this way.)

But was this the intended meaning: “Failure counts as done. Mistakes count, also.” ?

What do you think?

Pedro
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I also like #10. It reminds me of one of Bruce Mau’s Incomplete Manifesto for Growth: #6 Make mistakes faster.

http://www.purecaffeine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/bruce_mau_manifesto_printable.pdf

Great blog btw! Thank you for gathering so much valuable content!

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