I dislike the idea of being courageous. Sure, it’s a virtue and all, but what are we really saying when we speak of courage? Obviously, it means to act in spite of emotional resistance. However, although courage opposes fear, it is still defined in relation to it. Why accept the emotional conceptualization in the first place? Why not rather think in terms of tasks and volitions? “I act not because I have courage, but because I do what I want.” These are not the same. What I like is the idea of being on a mission.
When you think about being courageous, you are thinking about feelings instead of what you want and what to do. That is the difference.