Courage, in itself, is not the lack of fear, but persisting in spite of fear. Like many other things, courage takes practice. Practicing courage, doesn’t mean putting yourself in harm’s way and hope that it all works out.
Practicing courage happens when we take little steps just outside our comfort zone. Each step outside our comfort zone sets us up for a new standard that we can handle, so when we are called to be courageous, we are prepared.