Cult of Done Manifesto: A Guide to Making Ideas Happen

Cult of Done Manifesto: A Guide to Making Ideas Happen
Arts & Culture
Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 4 march 2009

Bre Pettis and Kio Stark wrote their Cult of Done Manifesto in an effort to provide some inspiration to anyone who is looking to make their own good ideas happen. It’s like a 12-step program with an added bonus rung for those of us who want to start crossing things off our respective lists. Read the guide, check. Then what happens next is all up to you.

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.

If you’re still not quite ready to give up procrastination, the following video by Ze Frank provides some further encouragement to help get to your plans out into the world.




[via Boing Boing]


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