12 Qualities of Remarkably Courageous People

Rosa Parks
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They Have the Courage to Take an Unpopular Stand

Many people try to stand out in a superficial way: clothes, or interests, or public displays of support for popular initiatives. They're conspicuous for reasons of sizzle, not steak. It takes real courage to take an unpopular stand.
And it takes real courage to take risks not just for the sake of risk but for the sake of the reward you believe is possible, and by your example to inspire others to take a risk in order to achieve what they believe is possible.