The phrase "It is what it is" often is used when individuals feel like the situation is out of their control and there is nothing that can be done.
What is your impression when you hear this statement?
My perspective is that the individual has given up on positively impacting the situation. They aren't taking ownership. They aren't accountable.
I propose we change this phrase to - "If it is to be, it is up to me." We should take ownership of the current situation and making positive changes for the future.