I’ve never considered myself brave. Bold maybe, but not brave.
What’s the difference?
Brave always meant to me doing something that placed my life in danger. I don’t believe that I was brave. I probably placed my life in danger without intending to. That might have been foolishness.
Bold. That was different. Bold meant challenging norms, facing embarrassment or public failure.
I’m often bold. I often state my opinion even when or especially when it is contrary to the group think. I’ve done things that others might have considered brave but I only considered bold. I backpacked around the world at the age of 20. I quit a good corporate job to become an entrepreneur.
Maybe you don’t need to be brave. Just be bold. Do or say something against the norms.