Met a friend on my hiking trail yesterday. She said she was dealing with a lot of fear and was angry with herself for having the fear in the first place.. I told her not tobe angry with herself. Fear is a part of our growing process. Fear helps us to understand what we need to work on. You do not have to pretend to be positive, put on a fake smile and say affirmations that you just don't feel. Take the time to understand the fear and slowly chip away at changing your perception. Allow yourself to go through what you need to go through to come out on the other side and when you smile, you will really feel it. Be authentic and honest with yourself. Then, when you can say the affirmations with true feeling behind it, it will all fall into place.