To all those who ask why I haven’t been putting more posts out, this is for you
Dear Members of the Cult of Not Done,
I present to you a manifesto of not done. This was inspired by Kio Stark and Bre Pettis, and written over five days because it was, obviously, not done.
The Cult of Not Done Manifesto
- There are four states of being. Not knowing, action, refinement, and completion.
- Accept that everything is a draft. We have to make it better before we can be done.
- We live in the editing stage. Nothing is ever done because it’s always being improved.
- Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, but not good enough. So spend all your time making things perfect.
- Embrace procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, give it more time. Your subconscious needs to think more, and it will give you the answer soon.
- The point of being done is to finish, and until we don’t, we can’t get other things done.
- If you’re never done, you can throw it away.
- Laugh at those who settle. It’s boring and keeps you from being perfection.
- People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right. The more time you spend trying different things and not being done, the more authority you have on it.
- Failure and mistakes are natural and to be expected since you’re not done yet.
- Destruction is a force of progress. Start over often with increased scope to make your creation perfect.
- If you have an idea, never publish it on the internet, then it will be stolen from you.
- In Progress is the engine of more.