Courage is not the absence of fear, it is acting despite the fear.
It is said that
“ everything you wanted can be found on the other side of fear”
Fear is a construct of the mind that is a very handy utility to keep us safe from danger, like being eaten by a sabre tooth tiger, being hit by a car or falling from a precipitous height.
However unreasonable fear has been created for things that don’t serve us but create obstacles like fear of :
- Public speaking
- Asking someone for a date
- Of standing out
And the list is a lengthy and can go to silly extremes.
So courage is ability to take the correct action for the good of us and others.
Understanding emotionally as well a intellectually what is the right choice, making that choice and having the courage to act on that choice.