When you believe there is danger or when you feel it, things happen. Those can include a shifting of time perception from freezing to speeding up the inner picture of events unfolding to lifting of barriers we carry within ourselves from tiredness to codes of conduct someone else put to pen.
When actual danger happens you may not even feel it or recognize it at the time thus danger and the recognition of it are not always one and the same. Some die without knowing how it transpired or feeling it.
People work for a goal so the work needs to reflect that. The outcome of the work is to make you more and more comfortable in different conditions and avoid increasing your inner and outer tension superficially. The more aware you are on the base level of inhale and exhale, the more you actually live and recognize what is there. There is another gift given with the connection made between perception and actual threat if you are honest with yourself. For example between the distinction between gesture to harm and the actual attack.
Work as much as needed to get results but not to the point of self damage. Allow the progress made from the work today to run the course instead of inflicting damage on yourself. Don’t forget that feeling sorry for yourself is ok as long as you acknowledge it and work from a place of awareness.
There is no real need to be humble, brave or dedicated. Just be yourself honestly with your emotions, with your thoughts and in your body. Do what is good for you now with good goals such as being able to go home at the end of the day.