Personal development blogger and self-declared computer geek Dragos Roua is serious about maintaining his computer so it’s running in tip-top shape, and suggests that treating your mind more like you do your computer will help you build “the best version of yourself.”
Roua walks through five yourself-as-a-computer metaphors, ranging from suggestions to balance your core features and defrag your mind to calls to update your drivers and protect against viruses. Related to your “core features”, Roua writes:
Any operating system has a set of core features. Any human being has a unique set of qualities. Be sure to keep a close balance between all parts. An equilibrium in motion. Too much of something will make the rest seem unfit. An imbalanced structure of qualities will make your mental operating system crash without warning on the weak spots.
For example, some operating systems are better at networking, but they really suck at graphics. Other[s] are good at office productivity but they lack a proper driver integration and so on. What makes your presence so valuable is not personal excellence on a single topic, but rather a stable load under high pressure. A well balanced mix of qualities.
Of course, the claim that “what makes your presence so valuable is not your personal excellence on a single topic” may not always be true, but excellence on a single topic combined with a well balanced skillset is clearly better than excellence without any other buttressing skills.
If you were to treat your mind and body like you do your computer, let’s hear what positive changes you’d make in the comments.