How To Smash Your Workload With The 'Done Manifesto' [Infographic]

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Sometimes (or maybe all too often), you have to churn out work to tight deadlines. The Done Manifesto is a set of working rules based on a sense of urgency. There's no time for careful deliberation - the key is to get it done and move on.

Illustrated here by James Provost with Rubik's Cube graphics, the Cult of Done Manifesto emphasises progress above all else. Here's the full set of rules to get you moving followed by the infographic.

  1. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  2. There is no editing stage.
  3. 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.
  4. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  5. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  6. Once you're done you can throw it away.
  7. Laugh at perfection. It's boring and keeps you from being done.
  8. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  9. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  10. Destruction is a variant of done.
  11. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  12. Done is the engine of more.

[Via Bre Pettis]


Comments

    Your list of 13 rules is one missing. Congratulations, you perfectly demonstrated all of your listed rules, except maybe number 10 (destruction). Which you are another editor should do.

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