New Years, today by the Lunar Calendar, affords opportunity to make—or in this instance amend—my personal motto. On Jan. 1, 2023, I presented “Be Strong” as my declaration for the year ahead. Three weeks later, a tweak is necessary. On January 19, when encouraging you to not be slave to fear and hysteria, I quipped: “Master the moment”. Oh I like that.
To master the moment, you should be strong. To be strong often demands taking charge (e.g. mastering the moment). So the two can stand alone or be combined.
Thus, my revised motto is now three interchangeable parts: “Be Strong”; “Master the Moment; or “Be Strong. Master the Moment”. That might seem overly complex, but, hey, “Why Not?”—referring to my oldest and longest-used personal motto.