Doing the right thing entails subverting your own preferences, and even your own well-being, for the sake of something else, maybe something greater or more important than yourself.
If it were for a worthy cause and wouldn’t create too much trouble, you’d probably do it. Right?
It takes courage to do the right thing. If it were easy, then it wouldn’t be in question.
Practicing moral courage means putting purpose first and this comes with consequences. Some anticipated, some unforeseen. Consequences vary based on everything. Whatever you have, you stand to lose. To do it anyway, because it’s right, whatever the cost, is one definition of courage.