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Whatever you think, do, or hold back doing, takes energy. You can infuse your energy into being proactive and learning how to proceed, or you can expend your energy worrying about what might go wrong. With the first, you might gain headway. With the second, you get nowhere. Make a decision, then pursue the solution or march toward the goal. There are options. There are opportunities. But you have to reach out for them. They do not come to you.

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