The Cult of Done Manifesto Poster

The Cult of Done Manifesto Poster

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 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.
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 you’re 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.

I had printed out The Cult of Done Manifesto at my last job, it was something I would glance at every now and then. More than anything it’s kind of a list of points to reference when you’re trying to finish something, no matter what point in the process you’re at. Well, illustrator/designer James Provost decided to create his own take on the Manifesto, illustrating these points in Rubik’s cubes. A really great visualization of some really great ideas.

6 Comments The Cult of Done Manifesto Poster

  1. xumb May 11, 2009 at 8:56 PM

    AWESOME! thanks for sharing!

  2. JP May 12, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    This is hilarious and awesome! Thanks!

  3. Afronaut May 12, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    I seem to have problems with finishing things, and then get anxious about that… thanks for this guide, it should prove helpful.

  4. Robin P. May 13, 2009 at 2:35 AM

    Where can I find a poster of this great piece of work?

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  6. Shaunz May 25, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    this work inspires me a lot!thanks!!

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