Being brave is part of humility, yes it is. I am revisiting this idea today after reading a quote by world-class consultant Alan Widiss, PhD. "People have “humility” all wrong. It’s not about lessening yourself. It’s about elevating others."
Wow. What a concept! Elevating others is evidence of our humilty, and lack of elevating others is our evidence of a lack of humility. It's pretty simple in theory, but pretty challenging in practice.
In the American culture where I grew up and where I live now (very different American cultures in the midwestern part of the US and now the southern part of the US) it is not considered socially appropriate to elevate others. It makes other people uncomfortable and it gives the impression that I am weak or needy.
It took me many years to learn about balance in the act of elevating others, and I still have a lot to learn. Out-of-balance humility backfires, in my experience.