The most important ideas Steinberg’s research revealed were:
Fear is the biggest obstacle to getting ahead in the workplace
There are seven different kinds of fears that commonly keep people from succeeding
Taking more risks, and even using your fear as a tool, can be the best way to achieve your goals
The Seven Kinds of Fear
Fear of failure
Fear of embarrassment
Fear of underperforming
Fear of being rejected
Fear of change
Fear of confrontation
Fear of becoming isolated
Steinberg created this infographic that contains more details and offers some helpful suggestions for making the most of your fears.
The respondents, many of whom are now successful, offered some interesting advice for dealing with fear: use it. They said it can be a telltale sign from your subconscious regarding areas for concern, and it can also signal new opportunities by drawing your attention to a new area of interest or industry problem you can solve.