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Cult of ‘Done’

Here is a piece by Bre Pettis, a successful US entrepreneur, which I hope that you enjoy.While  slightly ‘tongue in cheek’, it  contains  a lot of wisdom, and is especially relevant for anyone who is prone to procrastination, and who isn’t from time to time.

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 that you know what you are doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing. So just accept that you know what you are 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 your ‘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 is reported that the above was written in 20 minutes, just to illustrate the point !

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