I often reference the Cult of Done and Yoda, when speaking about work ethic and more importantly, the way I work. It is something that has shaped not just my work but my way of life. Taking this way too far helped me co-found a company, learn foreign language, move to another country and pretty much dare to attempt things that I thought were just too big for me or thought that I needed more experience before attempting. Doing is experience. Done is an Awesome place to be.
While i've lightened up over the years, the done manifesto remains inspiring to me. If you've not come across this in your time on the internets then here it is;
The Cult of Done Manifesto
- 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.