I think that courage s best defined as the courage to be yourself.
Some people do things that are physically dangerous as a way to feel that do have courage despite not being able to really face their fears.
Honesty is the foundation of courage. I do not mean dollar and cents honesty although that is important too.
The honesty that counts when I want to free from the things that limit or block or diminish me is the willingness to face life as it is not how you wish it was.That includes facing what lies within you.
Without real courage and honesty I am unable to defeat my character and personality defects.
For me I came to believe God could change me from the inside out.
However God would never change me by him or herself. It is so clear I can’t Change myself. Change can only come from a cooperative between god and myself