When your best is not enough
You have a brain tumor that surrounds your optic nerve; the tumor must be removed or you will die. However, removing the tumor may cause you to be permanently blind. You consult three surgeons:
Surgeon 1 says he will try his best to remove the entire tumor and not harm your sight. (Trying is not a virtue. If he does not succeed, you will either be dead or blind.)
Surgeon 2 says she will do her best to remove the entire tumor and not harm your sight. (What if her best is not enough and you die or are blind.)
Surgeon 3 says she will remove the entire tumor and not harm your sight. (Even if she does not try her best or even do her best, if she can get the job done, she is the best choice.)
Which surgeon would your choose?
It is not whether you try your best or whether you do your best, but whether what you do IS THE BEST!
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