You should do both. Work with what you have in order to create what you don't have.
I don't agree but I don't disagree. You should work with what you have but always work for or create what you don't because it could eventually come.
I took it to mean physically. Embrace what you have physically instead of perhaps getting cosmetic surgery
I mean that everyone has a different potential. My sister is really smart, but she isn't one to get good grades. My parents expect her to get good grades when it's simply not something she can do. So what I'm saying is instead of trying to change, just embrace what you have and make the best of it.