I’ve been hired to slay a dragon, so my course of action is: Train, train, train?
I mean, if I’ve been hired, then I suppose that means that I’ve already accepted the mission. So I’d like to think that I contemplated all the angles beforehand and that the dragon I’ve been hired to slay is an evil dragon lording over and tormenting innocent people…in which case I would definitely need lots of training. Lots and LOTS of training. And preferably a nice dragon of my own to fight on my behalf should I get toasted like a marshmallow.