I often hear people use the phrase, "We'll make it work." And I hate that phrase.
To me, that implies that the situation will be subpar and lacking. It assumes that things could be better, but for one reason or another, it's not living up to it's full potential.
I think a better phrase would be, "We'll make it best." Sure it sounds a little awkward to say, but it conveys much more. That implies that even if we don't have the things we thought would make the situation possible, we can still make the best possible scenario regardless of resources.
I think the area this affects most importantly is in our relationships. A relationship should never be about making it work, it should always be about making it the best. (For those of you who might not remember, "best" is a superlative.) The relationships we make in this lifetime are too important to just make them work, to let them only be good or decent. We should strive to make our relationships the best. If there is something standing in the way and only allowing them to "work," then we should attempt to eliminate those barriers.
I think we have all become too comfortable with having mediocre friendships, passable romantic relationships, and middling family ties. We are happy if things are just working out, if things are just agreeable. We are happy just being comfortable with uninspiring relationships.
I'm not excluding myself from this at all. While relationships are very important to me, sometimes I become too apathetic or uncomfortable with pushing relationships to meet their full potential. It's definitely something I'm striving to improve in myself.
In the end, what earthly thing is more important than the relationships we have? Our education won't matter. The money we have won't matter. Where we live and what we drive won't matter. How many Facebook friends and status updates we have won't matter.
But those truly amazing and outstanding relationships will, as long as we make them worth mattering.