Done is better than perfect

By Christy Amular - December 29, 2011

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"Done is better than perfect." 

I agree. And that is going to be my mantra for 2012. Check out the  Done Manifesto and its 13 underlying principles. Who knows, a shift in thinking might help make 2012 your best year ever.

The Done Manifesto Principles

  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.

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  1. Love your Done Manifesto and I plan to apply it the year to come. Done is far much better than perfect :)
    Have a great 2012!


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