by Jen White
Welcome to Part 6 of a series entitled The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers. If you are just now joining, I’d encourage you to start from the beginning.
Sometimes a girl has time to sit and play and be ultra crafty. Then there are times when a girl just has to get things DONE. The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers is for those times.
If you are interested in just getting it DONE, this series is for you.
We’ve been talking about the Done Manifesto by Bre Pettis. It’s been quoted as being “a set of working rules based on a sense of urgency.” We are working together as a team and a community to see how this “sense of urgency” could be applied to our craft of digital scrapbooking by taking a look at one “Done rule” per week and relating it to our world. This week we are focusing on Mr. Pettis’ Rule #6.
Done Manifesto #6: The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
Are you a list maker? I am. I make packing lists, cleaning lists, chore lists, honey-do lists, meal lists . . . and the “list” goes on and on. The above principle makes sense in my list world. I scratch one thing off so I can move on to the next thing—and there’s always a next thing. So let’s pull this concept into our scrapbooking world.
The Done Manifesto for Digital Scrappers Rule #6.
Done isn’t finished. It’s progress.
I have one fabulous photo to scrap, then I’m done with scrapbooking and I am ready for my next hobby—said no person ever.
We aren’t working toward “done” so that we can be finished with our craft. We are working toward “done” so that we can find the next group of photos to scrap and work toward done again. It’s a process. Enjoy the ride.
Let’s all stand and recite in agreement: “The job of a scrapbooker is never finished.” There’s always going to be one more photo to scrap and one more gift album that you could create. So, think of “done” as progress. Finish a layout so that you can start another one. That’s progress. That’s getting things done.
On a side note, remember—perfection cripples progress.
Now it’s your turn. What’s your take on Rule #6?
Author: Jen White | firstname.lastname@example.org
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