- There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
- Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
- There is no editing stage.
- 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.
- Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
- The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
- Once you're done you can throw it away.
- Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
- People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
- Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
- Destruction is a variant of done.
- If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
- Done is the engine of more.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Done Manifesto
Do you ever have trouble working on tight deadlines? Everyone deals with deadline pressure differently. A sense of urgency can be a double-edged sword — the deadline crunch can inspire you to new heights of productivity or wear you down mentally.
Bloggers Bre Pettis, co-founder of a robotics company, and Kio Stark developed the Done Manifesto to set guidelines for working on deadline. Naturally, they developed the rules on a 20-minute deadline. Here are the 13 guidelines of the Done Manifesto: