The Cult of Done by Bre Pettis and Kio Stark.
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 the flavour of this manifesto. It’s short, it’s raw, it’s abrupt. It is what it is. Done!
And, it was done in 20 minutes because they only had 20 minutes to get it done. Done!
It’s a classic combination of Manifesto principles 7 and 8 – it’s about being and action. Done!
This blog post took 5 minutes to write. Done!
What would your manifesto look like if you only spent 20 minutes on it? Who could you brainstorm your manifesto with? Are you done yet?