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Whenever you feel afraid of the possible outcome of your actions, just go ahead imagining what could go wrong.
Next, plan what exactly you would you if things were to not work well. Finally, you will be surprised to see that nothing is really that hard as long as you are well prepared both mentally and physically.
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