By developing your strengths, weaknesses ebb on their own. The caveat here is what many define as fatal flaws: those things that hinder the development of your inherent strengths. These might include poor reading skills for a teacher or weak math ability for a budding scientist. Those fall under that ominous “areas for improvement” umbrella, and must be addressed in unison with the ongoing development of your core strengths.
You’ll also do well to remember this: As you hone your strengths, it’s essential to use them to advantage. As example, if you enjoy playing the links and have earned a 3 handicap, don’t get duped into playing a game of mini-golf to decide who buys dinner.