Tom Rath, in his book Strength Finders 2.0, points out that our society has a focus, obsession perhaps, on fixing people's weaknesses.
There's certainly some truth to that. Even at a young age I'm sure we can recall a time (or in my case multiple times!) where we were tasked with focusing on an area of weakness in an effort to improve or grow in that subject, topic, or skill. This is often painful or difficult because we're disinterested, disengaged, not excited, or charged as if the act didn't bring us any energy.