Kathy Sierra talks about how we should focus on what we’re good at, and not on our weaknesses.

It’s something I’ve talked about before, and something I believe in. Well-roundedness is not an attribute we should be working towards, we should be working towards being exceptional. It’s better to be exceptional at one thing than mediocre at everything. You don’t stand out if you’re mediocre at everything. And you don’t make a difference, you aren’t significant, if you don’t stand out.

By focusing on “areas of improvement”, we’re putting a square peg in a round hole. What do we end up with? A crappy, rounded off peg who meets the minimum thresholds at the expense of their most kick-ass attributes.

We should find square holes that we’re suited in, not try to fit ourselves into round holes that don’t.