The worst mental state you can be is one of fear.
Fear comes from being in a corner.
Backed up with no options.
The way to avoid fear is to always make sure you have options.
Never put yourself in a situation where you MUST sell your company, or you MUST raise capital, or you CAN’T fire the CEO.
That way lies dead-ends. that way lies fear.
Choose the path that maximises your options.