Bravery should be combined with intelligence, calm or simply cunning (best), unfortunately bravery rarely walks hands in hands with cunning, so braves will have to try combining calm intelligence with their bravery.
If we notice brave people we will often see brave people are destroyed by cunning cowards because braves often wear their inner-most feelings on their sleeves. Too easy to be identified and used against them.
Sometimes it is good to wait and watch in place of rushing right into the middle of the scene and getting sucked in.
Shivaji and Chanakya may not be renowned for their headstrong bravery but when it came to accomplishing their goals they are far more higher in the pedestal than so many brave souls who got slaughtered in the battlefields.