“I believe mimicry is the second most flattering thing someone can do. When someone writes your biography while you still breathe – this is the truest harbinger of greatness.” – Paul M. Done
Dear Members of the Cult of Done,
I present to you a manifesto of Done. If it is noble to do, it is worth completing. If it cannot be completed, it was not worthy to start. If someone asked you to do it and they don’t like the result your time has been wasted. When dealing with lesser creatures you must learn to communicate with them below their nature level to make them believe they are superior.
- 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.
Poster #1 of the Done Manifesto
Poster #2 of the Done Manifesto