Being Brave vs Being Courageous

I was invited on a podcast recently where I was asked the differences between Being Brave vs Being Courageous.

Both show an ability to confront risk and boldly take action.

But there’s nuance nestled in each of these two ideas.

Being brave happens in the moment.
Being courageous happens in the Marathon.

What do I mean by this?

Being brave is a quick-hit impulse. Bravery is an act off an instinct where intuition kicks in…IN that moment.

Being courageous is long-game intentional. Courageousness is when you intentionally summon a fear to the surface — then — staring it smack in the face — consciously decide, “you know, I am afraid… but my purpose gives me permission to do this anyway.”

Bravery happens in a moment.
Courageousness happens in the Marathon.

Both are better than the alternative which the majority follow — highlighted below in one of my favorite quotes…

“After all is said and done, more is said than done.” – Aesop

Keep it moving out there.

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