It's the New Year, get more stuff DONE!

Posted: January 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | Comments Off on It's the New Year, get more stuff DONE!

This is now hanging up at my desk at work.  I’m pretty sure this week I’ll be pointing to it at least a few times.

From the DONE Manifesto, by Bre Pettis:

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.

it's a nice day for a manifesto

Posted: March 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments Off on it's a nice day for a manifesto

I saw this on twitter from Felicia Day (of hilarious gaming satire fame), and I think this has some points I’ve been following for years and some others that I should prolly intergrate.

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.

Of topic, but also hilarious to me are random tweets from Jeff Sutterman, Art Director of Marvel Comics that go something like:
“OK, now it’s time to ruin someone’s day. Clear.”
or
“Learn how to take direction. Knucklehead.”

Maybe this is a new habit I could adapt. random threats and tell-offs posted on my twitter page instead of directly at the person, eh?