The question to ask is “What can I do?” rather than “What’s going to happen?”
I’ve created an entire workshop around the whole “what’s going to happen?” issue. You remind yourself you can’t predict the future. The artist’s career is not ruled by the law of thermodynamics. That failure in creative acts doesn’t matter – in creativity, all failure is is something that doesn’t change.
I like the “what can I do” question. It puts it all right back in my own hot little hands.