Jonathan left a comment on yesterday's Lessons from True "No Compromise" Resisters post which deserves a wider audience:
From the Hagakure:
A warrior should be set on bravery in his heart before the need to be brave arises. This way he will choose the proper course of action the instant a situation arises. This resolution should be evident in one's daily speech and actions.
Please take the time and read this work.
Thank you, Jonathan, for pointing to another path on the Way.