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The Best We Can Do

"It's the best we can do."

Why is this always said as a disclaimer? Why is this phrase used to share bad news? Is this term ever used to highlight the positive?

The next time you utter this expression, do so when sharing great news, when calling attention to something awesome, or when sharing an accolade with your team.

"It's the best we can do!"

If it's the best you can do, then don't be so resigned when you note that fact. If there's a feeling of disappointment that accompanies this phrase, then you're probably lying, in fact. Because I bet you can do better, which means this wasn't your best at all.

Be thrilled with your best or get better.

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