Who is your North Star? Who is the leader or person you measure yourself against?
According to the Greek philosophers, this is an important question that must be answered urgently. The Stoics used the concept of the Sage as a hypothetical ideal to contemplate and measure themselves against.
The Stoic Sage is a supremely virtuous, perfect human being. She is a completely good person and lives a smoothly flowing, happy life. She’s the ideal role model in the Stoic philosophy.
This guided meditation will help you decide on who your role models are...
You must always be pointing them out to yourself, as Seneca said. You must always be asking yourself how they would behave, what they would expect of you. You must strive and struggle to live up to their standard.
“There is a need, in my view, for someone as a standard against which our characters can measure themselves. Without a ruler to do it against you won’t make crooked straight.” - Seneca