From the cult of done manifesto: 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… sound like farming, growing food or establishing a permaculture system to you?
In fact, almost all of the 12 tenets of the cult of done manifesto strike a chord with me as far as learning to farm goes. Especially the last one: Done is the engine of more…
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.
From The Cult of Done manifesto.
With the exception of failure counting as done (although if that means you chuck out that design and try another, yes I’m with you), I would say all these points correlate closely with what we’ve experienced to be the wild adventure of learning to farm.
One of the greatest joys of living at Milkwood is getting things done. I don’t know why we get more done now we’re on a farm than when we lived in the city. More space? More power tools? More purpose?
Sometimes (mostly, i like to imagine) we get things done really well. Sometime we just get things done. Sometimes we nearly fail. And some we’re still doing. But we love it!
What do you rekon? Do the above points ring true for you?
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Some similar themes here to the “7 habits of highly effective people” by Steven R. Covey also primarily about getting things done.
Yeah true. But just the statement ‘done is the engine of more’ rocks for me over that other title – I’m a bit of a sucker for inspiring one-liners –
Love it. If this isn’t already how we’re operating starting up our little homestead, this is how we should be. Thanks for sharing.
Definitely because of the power tools. :]
Love it love it love it. I’m a slightly obsessive list person who gets frustrated by people who put things off until tomorrow. The two main downsides to that are possibly you miss out on smelling the roses, and secondly that you get hung up on the number of things that haven’t been completed…. few points here to help with the latter.