You may already know something about The Cult of Done Manifesto. It was conceived in 2009 by two smart people, Bre Pettis and Kio Stark, and published in Bre Blog. When I first knew about it, I found it enlighting for every day tasks, from big working projects to small daily actions. Because of that, I think that it can be successfully applied to Web Development and generally to programming.
I've recently read a message by Wil Wheaton on Google+, that reminded me about it, thus I thought I should share it with you. Try to apply your daily programming routine to it and see what comes out.
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.
James Provost made a wonderful poster out of it:
Now, what do you think about it? Can you see what I mean when I say it can be applied to Web Development and programming? Please share your thoughts!
Source: Bre Pettis