the cult of the done manifesto

By February 25, 2010Leadership

One of the things I love about the web is how one thing leads to another — unintended consequences.  While reading a blog on leadership, I came across a link to something called “The Cult of the Done Manifesto.”  It reminds us to stay focused on the “doing.”  In business or at church, we can easily get caught up in talking and never take action.  This post reminds us to get things done!

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.

Go to the actual blog site to see some really cool graphics that go with the manifesto.