“it’s what it is” is a common phrase. Rather, it’s what you make of it.
“But Daniel resolved that he wouldn’t defile himself with the king’s food… Then this Daniel became distinguished above all…” Daniel 1:8; 6:3 ESV
Have you also heard? “you can’t give what you don’t have” Absolutely! But you can Develop, Nurture and Build what you envisioned with your resources and everything at your disposal.
When the time is ripe, excellence will Distinguish, Honor and Speak for you.
“Excellence will COST you before it CREDITS you.”